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Exhibition on Gagarin: The 50th Anniversary of the First Manned Mission to Space Opened by the Director-General

24 May 2011

The exhibition “Gagarin: The 50th Anniversary of the First Manned Mission to Space” was opened today by the Director-General at the Palais de Nations (Mezzanine of the E Building). He noted that Gagarin’s flight to space was not only inspirational, but represented a breakthrough for all mankind as it led to significant developments in space science and technology. The Director-General also promoted the peaceful and collaborative use of outer space, and highlighted the activities of the United Nations in this regard.

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