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    UNIS/OS/498
    21 June 2018

    Public invited to see more than 40 space exhibitors from around the world and meet United Nations Champion for Space Scott Kelly

    VIENNA, 21 June (United Nations Information Service) - The public are invited to come and see a special space exhibition and meet an astronaut at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) on Saturday 23 June 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    The exhibition will feature more than 40 exhibitors from around the world, including space agencies, private sector and industry entities, and non-governmental organizations, and will be a unique opportunity for visitors to learn more about global space activities. A full list of exhibitors is available below.

    Staff of the Vienna-based United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), including its Director Simonetta Di Pippo, will also be present to speak with the public about the space-related work of the United Nations.

    Special guest United Nations Champion for Space, former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, will be present at the exhibition from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    The exhibition is part of UNISPACE+50, an event held at the VIC from 18 to 21 June 2018 that brought together the international community to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, held in Vienna in 1968.

    The United Nations Postal Administration desk at Gate 1 will also be open for the public to purchase the UNISPACE+50 commemorative stamps.

    Access to the exhibition will be via Gate 1 of the VIC on Wagramer Strasse. The nearest U-Bahn station is Kaisermühlen VIC.

    Please be advised that, for admittance into the VIC, all visitors must go through an airport-style security check and must present a valid state-issued ID. No pre-registration is necessary.

    The language of the exhibition is English and entrance is free.

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    Exhibitors:

    Agencia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)

    European Space Agency (ESA)

    Agoria

    European Union (EU)

    Airbus

    For All Moonkind

    Algerian Space Agency (ASAL)

    ICE Cubes Services (SAS)

    APSCO

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

    Association of Italian Space Enterprises (AIPAS)

    International Charter

    AUSTROSPACE

    Israel Space Agency (ISA)

    Brazilian Space Agency

    King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

    CANEUS

    Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

    Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI, Spain)

    National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC)

    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES, France)

    Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (RCSSTEAP)

    China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited (CASIC)

    Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)

    RT

    China Manned Space Agency (CMSA)

    Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)

    China National Space Administration (CNSA)

    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

    China Satellite Navigation Office (CSNO)

    The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW)

    Delta State University (DSU)

    Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Co. (21AT)

    Department of Science and Technology - South Africa

    UK Space Agency (UKSA)

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

    UNISEC-Global

    DigitalGlobe

    United Arab Emirates Permanent Mission to the UN (UAE)

    European Southern Observatory (ESO)

    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs


    Further details can be found at www.unoosa.org.

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    For more information, please contact:
    Daria Brankin
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
    Telephone: (+43 699) 1459 8718
    Email: daria.brankin[at]un.org