human space flight Current Affairs - 2020

July 20: Space Exploration Day

Every year on July 20, the Space Exploration Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of man’s first historic landing on the moon. Highlights On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz became the first humans to land on moon’s surface. The Armstrong-Aldrin duo spent 21.5 hours on the surface of the moon. Also, Read More…

April 12: International Day of Human Space Flight

Every year, International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on April 12. The day commemorates the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic spaceflight in 1961 Background The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in April 2011 to observe International Day of human Space Flight on April 12. It aims to reaffirm the contribution of Read More…

ISRO launches Massive Human Space Flight Centre in Challakere, Karnataka

On January 6, 2020, the ISRO proposed 2,700 crores of infrastructure plan to construct Human Space Flight Infrastructure Centre. The facility is to be set up at Challakere, Chitradurga district of Karnataka and is expected to become operational in three years. Highlights The Centre is to be located in the NH-4 Bengaluru-Pune Highway. ISRO aims Read More…

International Day of Human Space Flight 2019

International Day of Human Space Flight 2019 was observed on April 12 to commemorate the date of the first human space flight in the history of mankind. Genesis of the International Day of Human Space Flight It was on April 12, 1961, Soviet Union (USSR) Cosmonaut  Yuri Gagarin undertook first successful first human space flight. This historic Read More…