DLR is Germany?s national center for space and aeronautics research. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany?s space agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for the forward planning and implementation of the German space program, as well as international representation of Germany?s interests. Approximately 6200 people work for DLR; the center has 29 institutes and facilities at 13 locations in Germany: Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Cologne (headquarters), Goettingen, Hamburg, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Stuttgart, Trauen and Weilheim. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris and Washington, D.C.
DLR and the Springer-Verlag publishing house have recently signed a cooperation agreement for the publication of selected works of authors from DLR in a special English-language series titled "Research Topics in Aerospace." Within this series important findings in the different technical disciplines in the field of space and aeronautics, as well as interdisciplinary projects and more general topics, will be addressed. This will demonstrate DLR?s outstanding research competences and capabilities to the worldwide scientific community and support and motivate international research activities in exploring Earth and the universe, while also focusing on environmentally-friendly technologies and promoting mobility, communication and security.
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