Selection and training of operational personnel (scientific astronauts) is also of prime importance in this division. Since 1977 DLR has been carrying out the selection procedure and team training courses for space missions.Missions:
Since 1977 scientific activities have concentrated on the effects of the space environment on the state and mental performance of astronauts. Three missions contained investigations and experiments from or involving DLR: Mir'92 (1992), MIR'92E (1994/1995; 14-month stay in space. World record!) and MIR'97 (1997).