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International Day of Human Space Flight

12 April, 2021

On 12th April 1961, Soviet citizen Yuri Gagarin, carried out the first human space flight, an historic event paving the way for much subsequent space exploration. Established in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of this spaceflight, the International Day of Human Space Flight is to celebrate the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.


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