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The International Day of Human Space Flight is a global observance dedicated to honouring the achievement and ongoing pursuit of human space exploration. It commemorates the first-ever manned space flight and recognises the broad significance of space science and technology in enhancing global development. The day further illustrates an appreciation for the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices made by astronauts and space scientists to advance our understanding of the universe and our place within it.
The UN General Assembly established the International Day of Human Space Flight on 7 April 2011 and set it to coincide with the anniversary of the first manned spaceflight. On 12 April 1961, Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin made a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. For Australians, the day is marked with special significance as Australia plays an important role in space exploration. Australian organisations, such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australian Space Agency, contribute to global space research and satellite communications.
Australia honors this International Day of Human Space Flight with various initiatives; universities, space research organisations, and scientific institutions host public lectures, exhibitions, and educational programs to inspire and engage Australians about space science and exploration. Australian aspiring astronauts, scientists, and general public get an opportunity to learn more about the future prospects of space flight and Australia's contribution to it. The International Day of Human Space Flight occurs annually on 12 April in Australia, aligning with the global commemoration. This day not only celebrates the past achievements but also encourages fostering Australia's future ambitions in space exploration.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: International Day of Human Space Flight theplanets.org: Facts about Space www.nasa.gov: Artemis Program airandspace.si.edu: Apollo 11