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DLR Astro Seminar 2019: 50th anniversary of the Moon landing – and since (part 4) > to be confirmed

21. May 2019 @ 15:30 - 17:00


Picture: NASA

4. Crewed space flight returns to the Moon

Please note that all lectures of the 2019 Astroseminar are fully booked. Registration is no longer possible at this point. In case you wish to be waitlisted, please send an email to Rebecca.Bartkowski@dlr.de.

+++ Alternative Date (tbc): 22 may 2019 10:00 to 12:00 a.m. at Karl Rahner Akademie, Jabachstraße 4-8, 50676 Köln +++

The first human set foot on the Moon in 1969, following an unprecedented space race. Today – in a radically transformed, global society – many protagonists around the world are making plans for a return to the Moon on robotic and crewed missions. In this new era of cooperative ventures, ‘forward to the Moon’ – instead of ‘back to the Moon’ – would be the most fitting description. This talk will describe the shape of things to come.

Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner, born 1954, is the current Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA). After graduating in civil engineering at TU Berlin, he completed a doctorate at TU Darmstadt and was elected President of the University in 1995. Professor Wörner was Chair of the Executive Board at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) from March 2007 until June 2015, before accepting the position of ESA Director General in July 2015. He also led the German delegation to ESA from 2007 to 2015 and served as Chairman of the ESA Council from 2012 to 2014. He has sat on national and international supervisory committees, advisory boards and boards of trustees, and was a member of the German government’s political energy programme, known as PEPP. Professor Wörner has received many prizes and awards, as well as numerous honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, France, Mongolia, Russia and elsewhere.


The event will be held at the Air Force Conference Centre, Wahn Air Force Base. Information on how to enter the Base complex and the parking facilities will be published ahead of the event on www.dlr.de.

For more information on the topic of the Astro Seminar, please contact Dr Manfred Gaida.


21. May 2019
15:30 - 17:00

Further information

Astroseminar 2019 – Terminübersicht
File-size: NAN, pdf


Konferenzzentrum der Luftwaffenkaserne Wahn
Flughafenstr. 1
Köln, NRW 51145 Deutschland
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