Quelle: WFB/Jonas Ginter
Bremen has been making its mark on the world of science for more than 100 years and can justifiably call itself a city of aerospace expertise. From shipbuilding and aircraft construction to space labs and rocket stages, Bremen has cemented its reputation as a home of high-tech industry.
The space age began in Bremen in 1961: It was the traditional North German companies Focke-Wulf, Hamburger Flugzeugbau and Weser Flugzeugbau that founded the 'Entwicklungsring Nord', which quickly made a name for itself in the international space industry as ERNO. Today, Airbus in Bremen, the successor company to ERNO, is a world-leading industrial space center for space transportation, manned space flight and space robotics. Airbus and the engineering skills at the Bremen site make major European space programs possible in the first place: projects such as the International Space Station ISS, the space laboratories Spacelab and Columbus, the automatic supply vehicle ATV, the European launch vehicle Ariane and the exploration missions to the moon and Mars are inseparably linked to the space expertise of the Airbus site in Bremen. At Airbus, space enthusiasts gain an insight into research and development in space.