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International Day of Human Space Flight
12 April


Panel discussion with astronauts, space scientists and creative writers

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) observed the annual International Day of Human Space Flight on Thursday, 12 April 2012. The Day, only in its second year of observance, provided an opportunity for the international community to highlight the role of outer space as the province of all humankind for peaceful purposes and common benefits.

The UN Headquarters programme PDF, held at the ECOSOC Chamber from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, included panel discussions and musical selections from a forthcoming CD titled "The Mighty Sky", intended to familiarise students with the wonders of space research.


The event was webcast.

Space tours

Interested in seeing the Moon rock and exploring the longest human outpost in outer space — the International Space Station?

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), in cooperation with the United Nations Visitors Service, is organizing Space Tours PDF in Vienna on Thursday, 12 April 2012, at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm (local time).

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