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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Johann-Dietrich Wörner
Chairman of the Executive Board
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner has been chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since March 2007. In 1995, he was elected president of Darmstadt Technological University where he previously was technical director of the Institute for Glass Construction, dean of the civil engineering faculty and head of the Testing and Research Institute. Dr. Wörner earned a degree in civil engineering from Darmstadt Technological University and has received honorary doctorates from State University New York (USA), the technological universities of Bucharest (Romania) and Mongolia, St. Petersburg University for Economics and Finance (Russia) and from École Centrale Lyon (France).

Participating Events

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.:
Panel: Space Agency Leaders
Symposium Program
Location: International Center: Main Stage
Moderator:

Elliot H. Pulham

Chief Executive Officer
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Dr. Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi

Director General
United Arab Emirates Space Agency

Professor Roberto Battiston

President
Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Dr. Gwang-Rae CHO

President
Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Director General
European Space Agency (ESA)

Sylvain Laporte

President
Canadian Space Agency

Dr. Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez

General Director
Mexican Space Agency (AEM)

Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D.

Director
Netherlands Space Office

David Parker, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
United Kingdom Space Agency

Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso

President and Chief Executive Officer
Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Chairman of the Executive Board
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Yuichi Yamaura

Vice President, Strategy, International Relations and Industrial Collaboration
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Additional Panelists TBA

Additional Panelists
To Be Announced
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
9:00 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.:
Country in Focus: Space in Germany
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Location: International Center North - Main Stage
Moderator:

Dr. Christoph Becker

Head of Strategy and International Relations
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Panelists:

Dr. Gerd Gruppe

Head of DLR Space Administration

Lt. Col. Mike Hellmann

Deputy Branch Chief
Federal Ministry of Defence

Stefan A. Hess

Head of Space and Defence
German Aerospace Industries Association

Klaus-Peter Willsch

Chairman
Aviation and Space Group in German Bundestag

Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Chairman of the Executive Board
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

 

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