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Tweeting from space for the digital public

21. May 2012, 16.19
Three space agencies, DLR, ESA and NASA, as well as their astronauts tweet, blog and post messages on a wide array of social media channels; often, they or respectively their astronauts even do so from space. Why do they do this, and how does it work? Here is what astronauts and social media experts at DLR, ESA and NASA had to say on this subject at re:publica 2012, Germany’s largest and most prominent conference on the future of society and all things digital.
Marco Trovatello
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DLR, NASA and ESA at re:publica Berlin

05. April 2012, 10.54
I have great pleasure in announcing that members of DLR, NASA and ESA will be participating in a session at re:publica Berlin from 2 to 4 May 2012. According to the organisers, re:publica is “Germany’s largest and most prominent conference on the future of society and all things digital.”
Marco Trovatello
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Redesigned DLR web portal online

12. July 2011, 13.45
Finished at last! The redesigned web portal for the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is ready to receive the first of its close to 500,000 visitors per month. We have been working on the redesign for some time now, and are more than pleased with the result.
Andrea, alt Schaub
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DLR's presence on blogs and Twitter during the volcanic eruption in April 2010

29. November 2010, 21.46
As the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, in Iceland at the end of March/ early April 2010, its ash cloud created an unprecedented situation for European air travel. By mid-April, air travel over northern and central Europe was resumed. DLR was involved in investigating the ash cloud and its effects on air travel in several different ways. I'd like to use this blog entry to illustrate our experiences and learning processes in online communication over this period in mid April 2010, especially on DLR blogs and on Twitter.
Henning Krause
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DLR Blogs: improved readability

17. August 2010, 07.29
In the recent past, many of our readers pointed out a poor readability of DLR Blogs. We have optimised this last night. White font and dark blue links on a "brushed metal" background have now been replaced with a typical black font on a lighter coloured background.
Marco Trovatello
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NewsBlog renamed to KommBlog

06. August 2010, 14.25
Just a quick note: I've just renamed this blog (formerly "NewsBlog") to CommunicationBlog or "CommBlog". The reason behind is that - in relation to the news-oriented homepage of the DLR Web Portal - "NewsBlog" sounded misleading.
Marco Trovatello
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Welcome to the DLR Blogs

12. January 2010, 08.59
Today, we have taken our new DLR Blogs platform live; we wish to offer you a warm welcome. We are starting with three blogs. Firstly, there is a blog by Jan Wörner, chairman of the DLR Executive board, who offers insights into his work. Secondly, we have started our NewsBlog, in which we intend to publish the short stories, pictures, videos or other items of interest that do not find a place on the homepage of our web portal – www.dlr.de/en. Last but not least, there's the EnergyBlog. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung; BMBF) has nominated 'The Future of Energy' as the topic for the german Science Year 2010. This is more than sufficient reason for us to address the subject with a dedicated blog, in which we will also answer an 'Energy Question of the Week'.
Marco Trovatello
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