On Sunday, 22 September 2013, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) together with its partners – the European Space Agency ESA, Cologne/Bonn Airport and the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) – is once again celebrating German Aerospace Day at its site in Cologne. On this day, the research institutes will open their doors and introduce visitors to what they do and how they work. It is an excellent opportunity to see and learn about top-level research in aviation and aerospace, energy and transport up close and personal. Astronauts like Alexander Gerst, scheduled to travel to the International Space Station next year, will provide an account on their work and on life as a space traveller. The patron of the event is Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
A special programme has been created for children: issued with VIP-Kids passes, they will have the opportunity to take part in special, child-friendly tours of the institutes and laboratories, where our scientists will be waiting for them with fun, hands-on activities. There will also be a great stage programme and many other attractions.
Getting to German Aerospace Day 2013