Airbus Defence & Space
How do people live, sleep, and carry out research in zero gravity? You'll find all the amazing answers at Airbus Defence & Space.
Bremen - Aerospace City
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 Airbus Defence & Space facility in Bremen offers an insight into the latest research and development for the space programme. It is a working site too: visitors can watch parts being put together for the Ariane 5 rockets and the Automated Transfer Vehicle or ATV.
The European contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) was built at Airbus Defence & Space. The ISS is in orbit some 400 kilometres above Earth, so delivering supplies is a real challenge for engineers. How do water and food get to the astronauts? And how do people live, sleep, and carry out research in zero gravity? You can also find out how much a litre of milk weighs on the surface of the moon. Answers to these and many other questions are provided in a replica of the Columbus module and in the original Spacelab.
On the space tour, you get to see scientists at work and discover how technicians on the ground stay in touch with colleagues in space.
Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Please note: Must be booked at least five days in advance online, at the Tourist Information office or via our service hotline.
Children and students €14.90
1-23 persons €220.00
24-47 persons €430.00
Please note: for security reasons, please carry your passport/ID with you at all times. Minimum age is 10 years, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Subject to change without notice. Tours may be cancelled at any time for operational reasons.
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