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The authors:

D.Eng. Peter Busse, mechanical engineer and managing director.



DSc Bernd Lukasch
senior curator


Peer Wittig,
graduate engineer, research assistent and active ballon pilot
Hans Dieter Hein
graduate engineer, web administrator

Part of this homepage was translated by a group of 12th grade students (Grit Böke, Manja Gumtow, Katja Malossek, Daniel Kräusel, Dieter Möller) as a project at the Lilienthal High School (Lilienthal-Gymnasium) in Anklam under the supervision of Kathryn Herrmann.
Other translators: Simine Short, Michael Buckow and Gareth Evans, Greifswald, Claudia Krüger, Liza Cohen (Students in Greifswald), Beau Griffith and John Brown (known for his research on the aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead).
For special help we are thankful to Marvin A. Hodges, USA and to Derek A Rayner, of York, England.
Translations into French were completed by Katia-Myriam Borth/France and Mr. Baba Fambaré from Togo.
World Text Sprachenservice executed translations into Polish and Russian.
For the latest translation in the Spanish we thank warmly Dr. Alvaro Pemartin from Spain.

The museum is a member of: "Deutscher Museumsbund", "European Museumsforum" and "Gesellschaft zur Bewahrung von Stätten Deutscher Luftfahrtgeschichte".