23. June 2018 @ 9:00 - 12:30Public
Picture: Event Organiser
In 1959, the United Nations established the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), which aims to promote international collaboration among nations with regard to the exploration and use of space for peaceful purposes. In the past, this space committee has organised several conferences – called UNISPACE – where the use of space technologies for the socio-economic development of countries has been discussed, especially for developing nations.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the first UNISPACE conference, the UNISPACE+50 exhibition is taking place this year, alongside the outer space committee meeting. Forty-three stands will showcase the space industry’s contribution to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Germany will also have a stand, where it will present Alexander Gerst’s horizons mission, as well as projects such as ICARUS, EOMAP and EvIDENz, and the contribution that TerraSAR-X makes to disaster management.
Public open day – 23 June 2018
On Saturday 23 June 2018, the UNISPACE+50 exhibition will be open to the public from 09:00 to 12:30. From 10:00 to 11:00, the former NASA Astronaut and current ‘United Nations Champion for Space’, Scott Kelly, will also be available for photographs and autographs.
Directions and access information
The exhibition is being held in the Vienna International Centre (VIC), the United Nations campus in Vienna. The VIC is accessible via U-Bahn line 1 (Kaisermühlen VIC station).
Admission is free and advance registration is not required. Visitors must present valid ID (passport or ID card) and undergo a security check prior to entry. Bags and liquids may be taken into the building.
More information about UNISPACE+50 is available here: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/unispaceplus50/index.html