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International day Day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12 April
International day Day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12 April

International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12 April. The day commemorates the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight in 1961.

12 April 2020 Current Affairs:International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12 April. The day commemorates the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight in 1961. The day is celebrated as the Cosmonautics Day in Russia. The day aims to ensure the countries realize the aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.

Human Space Flight: 
A Soviet citizen Yuri Gagarin carried out Vostok 1 space flight on 12 April 1961. The flight made one orbit around the Earth over 108 minutes in the Vostok 3KA spacecraft. The spacecraft was launched by the Vostok-K launch vehicle. This historic achievement paved the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity.

History:
In its 65th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution in April 2011 and designated the observation of International Day of Human Space Flight on 12 April. The day aims to reaffirm the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). The day focuses on increasing the well-being of Countries and its people.