International Day of Human Space Flight - 12 April 2012
In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of human space flight, by its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011 the General Assembly declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight.
12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. The General Assembly expressed its deep conviction of the common interest of mankind in promoting and expanding the exploration and use of outer space, as the province of all mankind, for peaceful purposes and in continuing efforts to extend to all States the benefits derived therefrom. More ....