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    UNIS/MA/249
    Vienna, 29 May 2019

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Media representatives are invited to the

    United Nations/China Joint Announcement Event on
    Selected Experiments on board the China Space Station

     Wednesday, 12 June 2019

    13:00-14:00

    Board Room D, the 4 th floor, Building C, Vienna International Centre

     VIENNA, 29 May (United Nations Information Service) - In May 2018, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) published an "Announcement of Opportunity" inviting Member States to submit applications to conduct scientific experiments on board the China Space Station (CSS). This opportunity is provided through the United Nations/China Cooperation on the Utilization of the CSS, a forward-looking initiative to open the CSS to all countries and create a new paradigm in building capabilities in space science and technology, in particular for developing countries.

    Through this initiative, UNOOSA, with the generous support and collaboration of the Government of China, is advancing international cooperation in space science and technology for peaceful purposes, in particular for developing countries, and helping all nations enhance the use of space for sustainable development, thereby contributing to the fulfillment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

    Building on the widespread interest and positive results from the application process, the preliminary selection activities and the final selection process, this joint event by UNOOSA and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) will announce  the outcome of the final selection. The event will be followed by a reception from 14:00-15:00 on the same day.

    More information about the United Nations/China Cooperation on the Utilization of the CSS can be found here: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/psa/hsti/chinaspacestation/ao_main.html

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    Media representatives who wish to attend the event, and who are not accredited to the VIC, should write to press.vienna[at]un.org.

     To request interviews with UNOOSA please contact:

    Ms. Ottavia Pesce
    Communication Officer
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060 8718
    Email: pesce[at]un.org

    To request interview with CMSA please contact:

     Mr. Yaofeng Lu
    Programme Officer
    China Manned Space Agency
    Telephone: +86 10 6236 6342
    Email: yaofeng.lu[at]cmse.gov.cn