All smiles as the decision is announced:
(from left to right) Permanent Secretary to the German Federal Economics Ministry, Dr Joachim Wuermeling,
German long-duration astronaut and new member of the DLR Executive Board responsible for Research and Development, Thomas Reiter,
Federal Minister for Economics and Technology, Michael Glos and
Chairman of the DLR Exexcutive Board Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner after the DLR Senate meeting on 7 August 2007 in Berlin.