International Day of Human Space Flight

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International Day of Human Space Flight
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International Day of Human Space Flight

Annually observed on April 12, the International Day of Human Space Flight commemorates the historic event of the first human space flight on April 12, 1961, by Soviet citizen Yuri Gagarin.

In 2011, a few days before the 50th anniversary of the flight, the United Nations General Assembly declared this day to align with the organization's efforts in promoting international cooperation for the peaceful use and exploration of space.

On this day, numerous space museums, science centers, and schools organize special events dedicated to space education. These activities encompass exhibitions, seminars, and discussions, emphasizing how space exploration can foster unity among humanity.