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Jan Wörner

The Jan Wörner blog is written by the Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center, Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Wörner – no hype! Jan Wörner writes all the posts himself and the gives then to DLR Corporate Communications for editing, picture research and online publication.
Johann-Dietrich Wörner was born in Kassel in 1954. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center since 1 March 2007.

Wörner studied civil engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, from where he graduated in 1985. In 1982, as part of his studies, he spent two years in Japan, investigating earthquake safety. Until 1990 Wörner worked for the consulting civil engineers König und Heunisch. In 1990 he returned to Darmstadt University, where he was appointed to a professorship in Civil Engineering and took over as Head of the Testing and Research Institute. Before being elected President of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 1995, he held the position of Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty.
 

Posts from Jan Wörner

Jan Wörner Blog | 01. October 2013 | 7 Comments

Die Bundestagswahl und die Konsequenzen

Am 22. September 2013 fanden mindestens zwei Ereignisse statt, die für das DLR von Bedeutung sind: Die Bundestagswahl und der Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt in Köln. Mit der Öffnung unserer Forschungslabore sowie einem umfangreichen Programm konnten wir gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern, der Europäischen Weltraumorganisation ESA, dem Flughafen Köln/Bonn und der Luftwaffe wieder Zehntausende in Köln-Porz begrüßen und feststellen, dass die Forschungsthemen des DLR offensichtlich großen Anklang in der Bevölkerung finden. Selbst lange Warteschlangen schreckten die Menschen, ob Groß oder Klein, nicht ab. Am selben Tag fand die Bundestagswahl statt und es wäre interessant gewesen, bei den Wählern neben der Parteienwahl gleichzeitig ein Votum zu Forschung und Entwicklung abzufragen. read more

Jan Wörner Blog | 01. October 2013 | 7 Comments

German federal parliamentary elections and their consequences

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

TdLR Blog | 18. September 2011

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

TdLR Blog | 18. September 2011

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

TdLR Blog | 16. September 2011

The SpaceTweeps SpaceTweetup banner

What you see here is SpaceTweetup partcipant Marco Frissen's son Raf with a self-made SpaceTweetup banner for our wonderful & very first european SpaceTweetup. So cute we simply had to blog here.







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TdLR Blog | 16. September 2011

SpaceTweetup banner

Die Teilnehmer des ersten europäischen SpaceTweetup bringen sogar ihre eigenen, sehr schön gestalteten Banner mit. Was Sie hier sehen ist Marco Frissens Sohn Raf mit eben diesem Banner. So nett, dass wir das einfach bloggen müssen.







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TdLR Blog | 16. September 2011

Die Spannung steigt: SOFIA landet am Samstag um 7 Uhr am Flughafen Köln/Bonn

Die fliegende Sternwarte SOFIA landet am Samstag, 17. September 2011, früh morgens um 7 Uhr am Flughafen Köln/Bonn. Das Flugzeug ist am 18. September 2011 eine der Attraktionen am Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt des DLR. Der Flug von USA nach Deutschland lässt sich online live verfolgen. Wie erfahren Sie hier im Blog. read more

TdLR Blog | 16. September 2011

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

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

TdLR Blog | 14. September 2011

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

TdLR Blog | 14. September 2011

Track #SOFIA

SOFIA will soon be on its way to German Aerospace Day and DLR/ESA Tweetup. Where is it now? read more

TdLR Blog | 13. September 2011 | 6 Comments

Social Media auf allen Kanälen am Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt

Am 18. September 2011 veranstaltet das DLR bereits zum elften Mal den "Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt" in Köln und bietet für Groß und Klein Einblicke hinter die Kulissen der DLR-Forschung. Für alle Internetnutzer und insbesondere Teilnehmer sozialer Netzwerke berichten wir live in diesem Blog sowie auf Facebook, Twitter und Flickr - und Sie können mitmachen! read more

TdLR Blog | 13. September 2011 | 6 Comments

Social media across all channels on German Aerospace Day

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