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Fabian Walker

Fabian Walker

Fabian Walker has been an online editor in the DLR communications department since 2012. Until 2007, he studied audiovisual media at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne with a focus on documentary film directing. He then worked as a freelance writer for the online editorial team of the WDR and later travelled a lot for film projects around the world. In these travels, he researched the price differences for everyday products in various locations, and hoped there was a networked platform in which one could enter product prices for users worldwide. Therefore, together with friends, he founded the website Eardex , a kind of Wiki for prices in all cities, regions and countries of the world.

Youtube and Vimeo: with special focus on moving images on the video channels of DLR. As an online editor at DLR, he is now to provide the public an insight into the world of aerospace, aviation, energy and transport. He is also responsible for other social media channels of the German Aerospace Center: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and Vine.

Posts from Fabian Walker

Space | 15. February 2017 | 2 Comments

Video: The flying observatory SOFIA

How does the flying observatory SOFIA work? What is infrared astronomy? What sets SOFIA apart from other space observatories, and what happens on a typical day in the air? read more

Space | 24. January 2017 | 1 Comment

Video: The flying observatory SOFIA

In Palmdale, USA, approximately 60 kilometres north of Los Angeles, is the home of the flying infrared observatory SOFIA. SOFIA takes off from here, expansively gazing into space as it flies across the night sky four days a week. The crew’s work begins when twilight descends: SOFIA takes off for 10-hour scientific flights, criss-crossing the USA at a cruising altitude of around 12 to 14 kilometres. Once in the stratosphere, a hatch opens in the hull of the converted Boeing 747 SP, revealing the 2.7-metre telescope that gives the scientists an unobstructed view of the heavens. read more

Space | 28. September 2016 | 1 Comment

#GoodbyePhilae: mosaic poster and goodbye video

For some weeks, under the cross-platform hashtag #GoodbyePhilae, we collected the goodbyes you sent to Philae on Comet 67P. On Twitter and Instagram alone, the hashtag reached 47 million users – almost 7000 people around the world took part in the campaign to say farewell to the first man-made object to land on a comet. read more

Space | 26. July 2016

Say goodbye to Philae

On 27 July 2016, the Electrical Support System (ESS) on Rosetta, which is used to communicate with Philae, will be switched off to save energy before September 30, the day the Rosetta mission will come to an end. We invite you all to help us and our partners say goodbye to Philae. read more

Space | 12. August 2015

Video – Pieces of the Puzzle – Philae on Comet 67P

Philae's landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (#CometLanding) on 12 November 2014 was a historic moment – the first time in the history of space exploration that a spacecraft landed on a comet. Millions of people across the world followed the Rosetta mission via the Internet. read more

Space | 14. July 2015 | 66 Comments

Warum ist Pluto kein Planet mehr?

"Ich mag Planeten und möchte etwas darüber wissen. Warum ist Pluto kein Planet mehr?" fragt der 6-jährige Merlin und befürchtet: "Ich denke Pluto ist traurig, dass er kein Planet mehr sein darf!" Die DLR-Planetenforscher antworten dem besorgten Nachwuchs ausführlich per Brief und in diesem Blogbeitrag. read more

Space | 02. October 2014

Video: Wie funktioniert… ein Raumanzug?

Wenn der deutsche ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst am 7. Oktober 2014 zu seinem ersten Weltraumausstieg die Internationale Raumstation verlässt, trägt er einen Raumanzug der NASA, den sogenannten EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit). Im Video erklärt der ehemalige Astronaut Hans Schlegel die Funktionen dieses Anzugs. read more

Space | 19. March 2014 | 8 Comments

Bloggers and social media users – invitation to the commissioning of the Rosetta lander Philae in Cologne on 28 March

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will explore the origins of the Solar System by studying Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, one of its oldest and most primordial bodies. The mission consists of an orbiter and the Philae lander. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has played a significant role in the development of Philae and operates the Lander Control Centre in Cologne. DLR is preparing for and will manage the difficult, daring and, never before attempted. landing on the comet nucleus. read more

Space | 28. May 2013

Video: Schwerelos für 4,7 Sekunden - MASCOT im Fallturm

2014 startet die japanische Sonde Hayabusa2 zum Asteroiden 1999 JU3 und hat den Asteroidenlander MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout) mit an Bord. Nach einer fünfjährigen Reise soll die Sonde 2019 den Asteroiden erreichen und erstmals Messungen auf einer Asteroidenoberfläche durchführen. read more

Space | 23. May 2013

Spektakuläre Bilder des Vulkans Pavlov

Am 13. Mai ist auf der Inselkette der Aleuten der Vulkan Pavlov ausgebrochen. Diese Fotos wurden am 18. Mai von der Mannschaft der ISS-Expedition 36 aufgenommen und heute erstmals veröffentlicht. Die 6000 Meter hohe Aschewolke des Vulkans ist auch aus der Internationalen Raumstation (ISS) in ungefähr 400 Kilometern Höhe sehr gut zu erkennen. read more

Space | 30. April 2013

The new DLR short-arm centrifuge in :envihab

The new short-arm human centrifuge was installed in :envihab at DLR Cologne between late February and early March 2013. Installation of the 'heart of :envihab' lasted several weeks. We took advantage of this rare opportunity to take a closer look at the individual stages of the installation (with time-lapse video). read more

Space | 20. February 2013 | 8 Comments

Video – To Australia in 90 minutes at hypersonic speed

The revolutionary SpaceLiner concept offers a unique vision for a high-speed passenger transportation system of the future by seamlessly spanning the boundaries between aviation and spaceflight. Currently under design at the German Aerospace Center, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), the ultra-fast hypersonic spaceplane is designed to transport 50 passengers from Australia to Europe in an unprecedented 90 minutes. read more

Space | 18. February 2013 | 2 Comments


Interessante Artikel im Zusammenhang mit dem Meteoriteneinschlag in Russland und dem vorbeigeflogenen Asteroiden 2012 DA14. read more