United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Celebrating 50 Years of Women in Space

Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the first space flight by a woman, cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova on 16 June 1963, the following events will be held during the 56th session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, 12-21 June 2013:

  • 13 June 2013: Public panel on "Women in Space: The Next 50 Years" at the Natural History Museum, Vienna
    • Panelists include cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova and other inspiring women astronauts, including Roberta Bondar (Canada), Janet L. Kavandi (USA), Chiaki Mukai (Japan) and Liu Yang (China), will share their experiences in human space flight. Moderated by cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, Association of Space Explorers.
    • Entrance free
    • Panel is in English
    • To be held in the Entrance Hall of the Natural History Musuem, Vienna from 19:00 hrs.
  • Multinational exhibition on "Women in Space" (12-21 June 2013 in the Vienna International Centre Rotunda)
  • Video documentaries on women space explorers and space-related subjects (14:00-15:00 hrs, 12-19 June 2013 in Board Room D, Vienna International Centre)

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