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From basic research to innovative applications
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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is one of the leading research institutions in Europe. Its scientific work focuses on safeguarding the environment, mobility, energy supply and security for society, and on finding answers to socially relevant questions in the context of its public-service mission. In pursuit of these objectives, DLR links basic research with innovative applications in many fields, thus accomplishing the transfer of knowledge and research results to industry and politics. In this way, DLR scientists are making a significant contribution to Germany's position as a scientific and economic hub, and to economic growth in Europe as a whole, for instance through the deployment of fuel cell technology, a satellite mission to explore the universe, and new approaches to energy research.

Credit: DLR/Markus Steur.