New ESA Head Wörner 'We Could Build All Kinds of Things with Moon Concrete'

On July 1, Johann-Dietrich Wörner will become the new general director of the European Space Agency. SPIEGEL speaks with him about his dream of building a colony on the moon and the difficulties of traveling to Mars.
An Ariane 5 rocket shortly after liftoff from its launchpad in Kourou, French Guiana.

An Ariane 5 rocket shortly after liftoff from its launchpad in Kourou, French Guiana.

Foto: AFP PHOTO / S MARTIN/ ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE
Johann-Dietrich Wörner will become general director of the European Space Agency on July 1.

Johann-Dietrich Wörner will become general director of the European Space Agency on July 1.

Foto: Oliver Berg/ dpa
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