International Day of Human Space Flight


Date: April 12

Organized By: UN

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


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Background

Every year 12th April is observed as International Day of Human Space Flight. Date is the anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin (It was on 12 April 1961). On 7 April 2011 at the 65th session, in recognizing the 50th anniversary of the first ever human spaceflight, United Nations General Assembly proclaimed April 12 as International Day of Human Space Flight.


Actions and Programs

This day is celebrated to support the use of space science and technology for the common interest of mankind for a peaceful purpose.


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