Scientists of SAFFIRE V look back on the CYGNUS flight with mixed feelings. One of the two experiments on board could not be started as planned whereas the other caused a surprise.
On 26.11.2020 the Senate of the DFG decided to establish the Collaborative Research Center "TerraQ", to which ZARM will contribute with subprojects.
For the project "Geodesy und climate research" ZARM - together with the University of Hannover and the DLR - have been awarded the "Norddeutscher Wissenschaftspreis 2020".
Within the last four years the Nobel Prize was awarded to gravitational physics three times - a proof of the great impact of this field of research.
Lift off for the Antares rocket on October 3, 2020. Also on board: an experiment on fire safety in human space flight designed by ZARM.
On September 28, 1990, 30 years ago, the official first launch took place in the Bremen Drop Tower.
Starting now, school students can apply for this year's German CanSat Explorer competition.
Since the end of April, ZARM has had animal offspring again: a pair of peregrine falcons has moved into the nesting box of the drop tower and is raising two healthy offspring there.
Uneven blood flow occurs more often than fluid dynamics theory suggests. An international research team has now proven this theoretically and experimentally. Among them was ZARM scientist Duo Xu.
During her visit to ZARM, Senator of Science and Ports Claudia Schilling was introduced to the drop tower and the new GTB Pro - which is currently still under construction.
Today artist duo Broomberg and Chanarin used ZARM's microgravity lab to conduct a historic art experiment.
On 29 May 2019, ZARM was occupied by school students. On occasion of the "DroPs" outreach project, three Bremen school teams "dropped" their own experiments in the drop tower - like real scientists.
The first creation of a Bose-Einstein condensate in space is reported this week in Nature. ZARM scientists were involved in the MAIUS-1 mission, a poineering sounding-rocket experiment in the field of fundamental physics.