Mozart on Mars: as partner of the “AMADEE-18” project, DB Schenker carried out a logistics operation that was certainly out of this world
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“AMADEE-18” is the title of an unusual project receiving logistical support from DB Schenker. Under the auspices of the Austrian Space Forum, a team of scientists from all over the world is simulating life in a Mars-like environment, with six male and female “astronauts” conducting numerous experiments. A stony desert landscape in the Gulf state of Oman was chosen as the experimental site.
This is where DB Schenker transported two ocean freight containers carrying robotic vehicles, space suits and simulators. During the three-week long “Mars on earth simulation” the containers remained on site, serving as storage and protection units for the highly sensitive equipment. The starting point for this “otherworldly” transport operation was Innsbruck. A “Mission Support Center” in the Austrian city manages and coordinates the deployment and field activities of the “astronauts.”