German Aerospace Center (DLR)
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautical and space research center of the Federal Republic of Germany. It also conducts extensive research in the areas of energy and transport. In addition to its own research, the DLR has been tasked with the planning and implementation of the German space programme on behalf of the federal government.
Through its school labs and the DLR_next portal, the DLR brings the fascinating topic of space travel to schools and young people. During the second stay of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst at the International Space Station, the DLR went on a Germany-wide tour with a space travel show about the Horizons mission, which was aimed at school-age children.
The DLR is also our partner in the “Space for Education” project through which the Haus der Astronomie, funded by the Joachim Herz Foundation, creates educational materials on space travel and in particular Alexander Gerst’s Horizons mission.