Jan Wörner Blog

German federal parliamentary elections and their consequences

01.10.2013 | posted by Jan Wörner

On 22 September 2013, two events significant to DLR took place – the German federal parliamentary elections and 'German Aerospace Day', held in Cologne. By opening up our research labs and offering a wide-ranging programme of events, we were able to, together with our partners, the European Space Agency (ESA), Cologne/Bonn Airport and the German Air Force, welcome tens of thousands of visitors to Cologne-Porz. It was great to see that the research being conducted at DLR was met with such an enthusiastic response on the part of the general public; even long lines did not discourage visitors, both young and old, from taking part. The federal parliamentary elections were held on the same day and, in addition to polling voters about their party preferences, it would have been interesting to find out where they stood on issues relating to research and development. read more

SOFIA (Stratosphären-Observatorium für Infrarot-Astronomie)

The tension builds up – SOFIA to land at Cologne-Bonn Airport on Saturday at 06:50

16.09.2011 | posted by Andrea Schaub

The airborne observatory SOFIA will arrive at Cologne-Bonn Airport on Saturday 17 September 2011 at about 06:50 CEST. The aircraft will be one of the attractions during German Aerospace Day, which takes place on the following day. The flight from the United States to Germany can be followed live online from 19:10 CEST – learn how in this blog post. read more

NASA mascot to visit ESA and DLR

14.09.2011

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

Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt, 18.9.2011

Social media across all channels on German Aerospace Day

13.09.2011 | posted by Andrea Schaub

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