MoLo-Milano (exEarth Locomotion)

  • Albracht, Kirsten (Project manager of a subproject)
  • Braunstein, Björn (Project manager of a subproject)
  • Minetti, Alberto (Project manager of a subproject)
  • Weber, Tobias (Project manager)
  • Pavei, Gaspare (Project manager of a subproject)
  • Cazzola, Dario (Project manager of a subproject)
  • Cowburn, James (Project manager of a subproject)
  • Colyer, Steffi (Project manager of a subproject)
  • Rittweger, Jörn (Project manager of a subproject)
  • Green, Dave (Project manager)

Project details

Research objective

Astronauts safety during locomotion on other planets to maintain mission goals.

Research method

Kinetics, Kinematics, EMG and Ultrasound muscle architecture during walking, running, skipping, hopping and jumping on simulated exEarth gravity levels.
Effective start/end date01.10.2031.12.25

Collaborative partners

  • German Sport University Cologne (lead)
  • University of Bath
  • Aachen University of Applied Sciences
  • Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation - Laboratory of Physiomechanics of Locomotion
  • European Astronaut Centre
  • King's College London
  • German Aerospace Center
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • locomotion
  • walking
  • running
  • skipping
  • mars
  • moon
  • planets
  • space
  • astronauts
  • esa
  • nasa
  • dlr
  • mission


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