Are we alone in the universe? Or is there intelligent life on other planets as well? What will the aeroplanes and cars of the future look like? What forms of energy will we use in the future when the oil runs out? DLR is working on these and many other exciting questions in its focus areas aeronautics, space, transportation, and energy research. DLR’s research institutes are spread across all parts of Germany. They operate wind tunnels and solar installations, control centres, simulators, and large test stands for rocket engines.
Radically reduce the energy consumption of an aircraft. Last year, a four-member team of students from Munich demonstrated how this could be achieved with the 'eRay' Aircraft Concept and, in doing so, revealed the creative potential of the younger generation in the DLR/NASA Design Challenge.
Music for use in primary school teachingThe Press Pack rocks and raps, but has its quieter side too. Their sing-along songs are fun, but also serve a purpose. You can download each song here, in MP-3 format, either with vocals or as a ‘karaoke’ version. The words and music can be found in the teachers notes to each chapter.