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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.
 

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Jan Wörner Blog | 29. June 2010

Eine Woche voller (DLR-)Höhepunkte

Die vergangene Woche begann mit Montag, allerdings in besonderer Weise: Nachdem wir uns die Nacht von Sonntag auf Montag in Anspannung um die Ohren geschlagen hatten, startete TanDEM-X morgens um 4.14 MEZ in einem Bilderbuchstart in der kasachischen Steppe. Schlag auf Schlag ging es mit internen und externen Aktivitäten durch die Woche... read more