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April 12… International Day for Human Space Flight

April 12… International Day for Human Space Flight

International Day of Human Flight into Space


Shirin Kurdi

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of human spaceflight, the General Assembly, in its resolution 65/271 of 7 April 2011, proclaimed the International Day of Human Spaceflight, to serve as an annual celebration of the beginning of the space age for humanity, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology to achieving The goals of sustainable development, increasing the well-being of States and peoples, and ensuring the realization of their aspirations to preserve the use of outer space for peaceful purposes. video| International Women’s Day.. The story of the first woman to go to space April 12, 1961 witnessed the first human space flight, when Soviet citizen Yuri Gagrin launched into outer space, thus opening the way for space exploration for the benefit of humanity. The General Assembly has expressed its firm conviction in the common interest of mankind in promoting and expanding the exploration and use of outer space, as a domain open to all mankind, for peaceful purposes and in pursuing efforts so that the benefits arising therefrom extend to all States. Background On October 4, 1957, the first man-made satellite (Sputnik 1) was launched into outer space, ushering in the door to space exploration. On April 12, 1961, Soviet Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the Earth, opening a new chapter of adventures. man in outer space. The United Nations declaration recalled, “We also recall the impressive history made by man with his presence in outer space and the great achievements that have been achieved since the first human flight into outer space, especially when Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in orbit around the Earth on June 16, 1963 and when Neil Armstrong became the first A human being set foot on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, and with the docking of the Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft on July 17, 1975, which constituted the first international human mission to space, and we recall that humanity has maintained, over the past ten years, a permanent multinational human presence in outer space despite aboard the International Space Station.” The United Nations and Space Since the early beginnings of the space age, the United Nations has recognized that outer space has added a new dimension to human existence, and the United Nations family continues to strive to take advantage of the unique advantages of outer space for the betterment of all humanity. Recognizing the interest of all mankind in outer space, the General Assembly adopted resolution 1348 (XII), entitled “Question of the peaceful uses of outer space”, its first space-related resolution, and strongly encouraged the exploration and exploitation of outer space to its fullest advantage skin. On October 10, 1967, the Magna Carta (Magnificent Charter) concerning space, the basic instrument of international space law formally known as the Treaty of Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, entered into force. Today, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is responsible for building capacity on international space law and providing a platform for the exchange of information on space law and how it is applied and promoted. In addition, the Office carries out technical tasks related to international space law, including maintaining the United Nations Register of Objects Launched into Outer Space, collecting and disseminating information on the status of United Nations treaties on outer space, promoting treaties and implementing proactive and innovative measures to strengthen and effectively apply international space law for the benefit of All actors, including international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

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