World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day (12/04)

On April 12, the whole world celebrates Aviation and Cosmonautics Day - a memorable date dedicated to the first manned flight into space. This is a special day - the day of the triumph of science and all those who work in the space industry today.

As a holiday - Cosmonautics Day - was established in the Soviet Union by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on April 9, 1962, and received international status in 1968 at a conference of the International Aviation Federation.

By the way, since 2011 it has had another name - International Day of Human Space Flight. On April 7, 2011, at a special plenary session of the UN General Assembly, at the initiative of Russia, an official resolution No. A / RES / 65/271 was adopted, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first step in the exploration of outer space. More than 60 states became co-sponsors of this resolution.