Accessability Links
Cookies on our website
By continuing to use this website we will assume you are happy to receive cookies as outlined in our cookie policy
Accept Policy

International Day of Human Space Flight

12 Apr 16  | Engineering |  Technology


International Day of Human Space Flight
 

On 7 April 2011 the United Nations declared that the 12th April should henceforth be recognised as the International Day of Human Space Flight "to celebrate each year at the international level 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 people, as well as ensuring the realisation of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes."

The 12th April was picked to commemorate the first human space flight: that of Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut who became the first man to fly outside of Earth's atmosphere in 1961. 

Check out our infographic for the highlights of our journey from Earth-bound to flying amongst the stars. 


Add new comment
 

Registered office: King's Mill Lane, Redhill, Surrey RH1 5NB. Registered in England No. 1654251.