Latest German Aerospace Center Stories

2012-09-11 13:13:16

NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed two cooperative agreements to advance air traffic management benefiting airline passengers and citizens of both nations. The agreements were signed Tuesday at a Berlin Air Show ceremony by NASA's Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Dr. Jaiwon Shin and DLR's Executive Board Member for Aeronautical Research Rolf Henke. The agreements bring together two dynamic research organizations that have a mutual interest to advance air...

'Space For Earth' Exhibiting At The Berlin Air And Space Show
2012-09-04 10:09:38

ESA, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the DLR German Aerospace Center and the German Aerospace Industries Association will be exhibiting in the ℠Space for Earth´ space pavilion at the ILA Berlin Air and Space Show on 11—16 September. ILA is one of the world´s largest aerospace trade shows, organized every two years by the BDLI aerospace industries association. This year, it will take place in its new premises at the Berlin Expo-Center...

SpaceUp Unconference Taking Place In Europe
2012-09-04 07:07:24

Europe´s first SpaceUp Unconference will take place in Belgium this month. An Unconference brings to center stage those informal conversations that usually happen off stage at most conferences. There are no spectators — everyone is encouraged to give a talk, a demo or participate in a roundtable. The Unconference will be held at the Cosmodrome in Genk, Belgium over the weekend of 22—23 September. The format has already proved popular in the US. The very first SpaceUp...

sofia nasa
2012-08-31 22:12:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronomers will soon be getting the chance to peer through a telescope that will be flying high above the city lights. The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will begin its first full cycle of science flights starting in November 2012, and extending through December 2013. SOFIA is a modified 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a diameter of 100 inches to altitudes above 39,000 feet, which is...

IGARSS 2012 Comes To An End
2012-07-27 10:25:16

The largest ever conference on geoscience and remote sensing comes to an end after a week of exchanging ideas, identifying research trends and discussing the latest developments in observation techniques. This year´s International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium — IGARSS 2012 — was held in Munich, Germany. Jointly organised by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the DLR German Aerospace Center and ESA, IGARSS saw more than 2600 participants from 67...

IGARSS Begins In Munich This Week
2012-07-23 16:16:11

World-class scientists, engineers and educators have gathered in Munich, Germany, this week to discuss the latest developments in remote sensing and exchange ideas with other members of the international scientific community. The 32nd annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium — IGARSS — is being held this week. With over 2400 participants, it is the largest IGARSS since the annual conference began 31 years ago. At the plenary session on Monday morning,...

Paralyzed Woman Moves Robot Arm With Her Brain
2012-05-17 07:05:43

[ Watch the Video ] Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com For one lucky woman, 15 years of paralysis was broken on Saturday, April 12 when the 58-year-old woman, who is unable to speak, controlled a robotic arm by thinking about a particular action. This resulted in the robotic arm picking up a bottle of coffee, lifting it her to mouth, allowing her to take a sip. This feat is part of the progress made in a project regarding brain-computer interfaces restorative neurotechnology and assistive...

2012-01-26 06:43:08

Twenty-six educators from the United States have been selected for research flights aboard SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. As participants in the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, the educators will partner with professional astronomers using SOFIA for scientific observations in 2012 and 2013. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner equipped with a 100-inch (2.5-meter) diameter telescope. The observatory enables the analysis of infrared light to...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.