His­tor­i­cal im­ages of DLR and its pre­ced­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions

Ludwig Prandtl by the water channel

Lud­wig Prandtl by the wa­ter chan­nel

July 9, 2021  Lud­wig Prandtl by the wa­ter chan­nel at the Han­nover Col­lege of Tech­nol­o­gy in 1904.


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Model of an airship body with its maker, Otto Kreutz

Mod­el of an air­ship body with its mak­er, Ot­to Kreutz

July 9, 2021  Mod­el of an air­ship body with its mak­er, Ot­to Kreutz: first mod­el mak­er in the In­sti­tute of Mod­el Test­ing of the Mo­torised Air­ship Study So­ci­ety (MVA), about 1910.


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The propeller test car

The pro­peller test car

July 9, 2021  The pro­peller test car af­ter its con­ver­sion in 1911.


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Laminar flow on a sphere in the 1st Göttinger Wind Tunnel

Lam­i­nar flow on a sphere in the 1st Göt­tinger Wind Tun­nel

July 9, 2021  Lam­i­nar flow on a sphere in the 1st Göt­tinger Wind Tun­nel in the In­sti­tute of Mod­el Test­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Göt­tin­gen (MVA) in 1914.


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Model E4/20 monoplane (large aircraft ‘Staaken’) in Wind Tunnel

Mod­el E4/20 mono­plane (large air­craft ‘Staak­en’) in Wind Tun­nel

July 9, 2021  Mod­el E4/20 mono­plane (large air­craft ‘Staak­en’) in Wind Tun­nel 1 at the Aero­dy­nam­ic Re­search In­sti­tute of the Kaiser Wil­helm So­ci­ety (AVA) in Göt­tin­gen, 1919.


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Model of the Bodensee airship in the small wind tunnel at the Aerodynamic Research Institute

Mod­el of the Bo­densee air­ship in the small wind tun­nel at the Aero­dy­nam­ic Re­search In­sti­tute

July 9, 2021  Mod­el of the Bo­densee air­ship in the small wind tun­nel at the Aero­dy­nam­ic Re­search In­sti­tute of the Kaiser Wil­helm So­ci­ety (AVA), about 1920.


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Carl Wieselsberger in the wind tunnel

Carl Wiesels­berg­er in the wind tun­nel

July 9, 2021  Carl Wiesels­berg­er in the wind tun­nel of the Aero­dy­nam­ic Re­search In­sti­tute of the Kaiser Wil­helm So­ci­ety (AVA) in Göt­tin­gen, op­er­at­ing at a speed of 30 m/s, about 1921.


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Model of the Falke glider

Mod­el of the Falke glid­er

July 9, 2021  Mod­el of the Falke glid­er, 1921.


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Bodies of equal resistance

Bod­ies of equal re­sis­tance

July 9, 2021  Bod­ies of equal re­sis­tance, about 1924.


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Three-component scales with Tunnel 1 test rig

Three-com­po­nent scales with Tun­nel 1 test rig

July 9, 2021  Three-com­po­nent scales with Tun­nel 1 test rig: Aero­dy­nam­ic Re­search In­sti­tute of the Kaiser Wil­helm So­ci­ety (AVA), 1925.


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Rocket Test Rig D at the Trauen location

Rock­et Test Rig D at the Trauen lo­ca­tion

July 9, 2021  Rock­et Test Rig D at the Trauen lo­ca­tion of the Ger­man Re­search In­sti­tute for Avi­a­tion (DFL): test run on the up­per stage of the Eu­ropa rock­et, 1966.


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The first German research satellite AZUR/GRS A

The first Ger­man re­search satel­lite AZUR/GRS A

July 9, 2021  The first Ger­man re­search satel­lite AZUR/GRS A in an EMI cham­ber (elec­tro­mag­net­ic in­ter­fer­ence cham­ber), 1969.


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Helios solar probe

He­lios so­lar probe

July 9, 2021  He­lios so­lar probe: struc­tural mod­el pri­or to the vi­bra­tion test, 1973.


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Model of the ‘Sänger 2’

Mod­el of the ‘Sänger 2’

July 9, 2021  Mod­el of the ‘Sänger 2’, 1989.


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Aerial photograph of the Lampoldshausen location

Aeri­al pho­to­graph of the Lam­pold­shausen lo­ca­tion

July 9, 2021  Aeri­al pho­to­graph of the Lam­pold­shausen lo­ca­tion with­in the Ger­man Test and Re­search In­sti­tute for Avi­a­tion and Space Flight (DFVLR), 1989.


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Control centre at the Oberpfaffenhofen site

Con­trol cen­tre at the Oberp­faf­fen­hofen site

July 9, 2021  Con­trol cen­tre at the Oberp­faf­fen­hofen site of the Ger­man Test and Re­search In­sti­tute for Avi­a­tion and Space Flight (DFVLR) as part of the D1 mis­sion/STS-61-A, 1985.


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Astronaut Klaus-Dietrich Flade during MIR'92 mission

As­tro­naut Klaus-Di­et­rich Flade dur­ing MIR'92 mis­sion

July 9, 2021  As­tro­naut Klaus-Di­et­rich Flade dur­ing an ex­per­i­ment to de­ter­mine the thick­ness of the skin lay­er (ex­per­i­ment HSD) on board the Rus­sian space sta­tion MIR dur­ing the MIR'92 mis­sion (Soyuz TM-14), 1992.


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D2 Control centre at the Oberpfaffenhofen site

D2 Con­trol cen­tre at the Oberp­faf­fen­hofen site

July 9, 2021  Con­trol cen­tre at the Oberp­faf­fen­hofen site of the Ger­man Re­search In­sti­tute for Avi­a­tion and Space Flight (DLR) as part of the D2 mis­sion/STS-55, 1993.


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Astronauts Hans Wilhelm Schlegel and Reinhold Ewald training for the MIR'97 mission

As­tro­nauts Hans Wil­helm Schlegel and Rein­hold Ewald train­ing for the MIR'97 mis­sion

July 9, 2021  As­tro­nauts Hans Wil­helm Schlegel (left) and Rein­hold Ewald (right) train­ing for the MIR'97 mis­sion (Soyuz TM-25) in the As­tro­naut Train­ing Cen­tre of the Ger­man Re­search In­sti­tute for Avi­a­tion and Space Flight (DLR) at the Cologne lo­ca­tion, 1997.


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Astronauts in the MIR'97 (Soyuz TM-25) mission

As­tro­nauts in the MIR'97 (Soyuz TM-25) mis­sion

July 9, 2021  As­tro­nauts in the MIR'97 (Soyuz TM-25) mis­sion on board the Rus­sian space sta­tion MIR, 1997.


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