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Space | 04. January 2012 | posted by Tom Uhlig | 4 Comments

SpaceTweetup - a new format for spaceflight communication

SpaceTweetup. Foto: Simon Bierwald.

On 18 September 2011, German Aerospace Day, DLR and ESA staged the first European SpaceTweetup. A tweetup is an event in which users of the social media platform Twitter meet up. Together with ESA, we invited our Twitter followers to come and find out more about the European aerospace industry, meet scientists and astronauts and have a look at our research facilities and aircraft. read more

Other | 18. September 2011 | posted by Tom Uhlig

A glimpse of German Aerospace Day

In case you’re not here or you are but haven’t been able to see everything, we offer you the chance to get a glimpse of the various activities and highlights of German Aerospace Day via our Flickr gallery. Here you will be able to see images of Johann-Dietrich Wörner, chairman of the DLR Executive Board, SOFIA, Camilla SDO, European and US astronauts and even the Space Tweetup event. read more

Other | 18. September 2011 | posted by Tom Uhlig

Meeting the astronauts and more!

German Aerospace Day does not cease to surprise me! We’ve had the chance to hear from astronauts Paolo Nespoli, Cady Coleman and STS-134 crew including Greg H. Johnson. To prove it, check out the picture of all our Spacetweeps with them! read more

Other | 18. September 2011 | posted by Tom Uhlig | 1 Comment

SOFIA – up close and spectacular!

In spite of the weather, a permanent grey cloud hovering over our heads, German Aerospace Day is off to a very promising start. At the Spacetweetup tent we were welcomed by Marco Trovatello (DLR) and Fulvio Drigani (ESA). The first European Space Tweetup had officially begun and we were told to be shareful! read more

Other | 14. September 2011 | posted by Tom Uhlig

NASA mascot to visit ESA and DLR

Camilla Corona SDO is ready for the Space Tweetup! File this one under ‘humour’: A fabulous and very tongue-in-cheek press release has been issued by one of our favourite rubber chickens. read more

Other | 13. September 2011 | posted by Tom Uhlig | 6 Comments

Social media across all channels on German Aerospace Day

Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt, 18.9.2011

On 18 September 2011 DLR is hosting, for the eleventh time, German Aerospace Day in Cologne, offering young and old alike the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of DLR's research work. For those interested in following this special day online and those active in social networks, we will be reporting live throughout the event here on this blog as well as on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. read more