For more than 50 years the DLR site in Lampoldshausen has been making an important contribution to the development of European space flight. The exhibition at the DLR Forum makes accessible to a wider public what is accomplished here in compliance with the most stringent safety precautions and virtually hidden away. It tells of the history of the site as well as of the visions for future developments.
Nestled into the site’s topography, the architecture of the DLR Forum opens up like a giant display window welcoming its visitors. The concavely curved eight-metre high glass façade allows you to look into the exhibition space from the outside. The building itself has become a showcase, in which the exhibits, staggered over two levels and against a deep-blue background, begin to float in (outer) space.
The exhibition starts out with a media ring that levitates at eye level. A 270° panorama film immerses visitors into the visual world of the “Lampoldshausen Universe”. You then continue to the two ring-shaped display cases, also levitating, with several focal themes, telling visitors about research and development at the site and about the overall benefit of space flight for our society. The ring-shaped display cases showcase many original experimental specimens and exhibits.
In the gallery, the history of national and European space flight is further illustrated by true-to-scale model rockets, other exhibits, monitors and images and text displays.