It's primarily thanks to companies involved in the aviation and aerospace sector that Bremen is also known as the "City of Space". This article provides an introduction to ten companies in this sector.
In Bremen, 140 companies, 20 institutes and around 12,000 people make their living from the aviation and aerospace industry, generating annual revenues worth billions of Euros. Ever since 1909, when the first "Bremer Verein für Luftschifffahrt" (Bremen Association for Airship Travel) was founded, Bremen has hit the headlines time and again with innovations such as: the first airworthy helicopter, the GALILEO navigation satellites, contributions to the ISS International Space Station such as the Columbus research laboratory or, most recently, contributions to NASA's Orion exploration vehicle which will set off for the moon in 2023.
The companies we've chosen as examples here showcase the range of facilities and opportunities offered by Bremen: