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Rolf Hempel: Stargazing in his spare time



Rolf Hempel: Stargazing in his spare time
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When the first man walked on the Moon, DLR Facility Head Rolf Hempel was sitting in front of the television and sharing in the excitement. Since then, he has dedicated much of his spare time to astronomy. For years he was one of the keenest asteroid observers in Germany. As a student, he developed a software package for calculating the orbits of asteroids. Today the astronomy enthusiast photographs the International Space Station, Jupiter and, of course, the Moon.
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)