Dr. Christoph Becker is the Head of the Strategy Development and International Relations Division at DLR HQ / German Aerospace Center, where he is responsible for corporate and overall strategy development for DLR’s four core business fields: Aeronautics, Space, Energy and Transportation. Becker started his career at DLR in 1987 with mission planning for STS-SpaceLab Missions and the preparation of ISS utilization via the Germany-led European Columbus Module. He was actively involved in developing and implementing German Space Policy and closely related European Space Policy processes. Becker provided major contributions to the facilitation of cooperation between the European Union and the European Space Agency, which led to ESA becoming the de-facto space agency of the European Union. He is a strong supporter of the US German Aerospace Roundtable (UGART), which promotes technology transfer, innovation and outreach, as well as educational activities. Becker holds a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics from CERN (Geneva).