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EISB visits the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna

Recently, Year 6, as part of their Space project studies, was invited to visit the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna.

The students were given a presentation in the UN assembly hall by the UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo on the role of the agency and the projects they are currently involved with. After a short Q&A session, UNOOSA surprised the students with a special call in from Astronaut Scott Kelly, who gave them a personal message about opportunities for the students if they continue to work hard.

A highlight was when Director Di Pippo asked the students about their projects and gave them time to share and ask them questions. The UN Staff was very impressed to hear how much our students understood about Space and questioned them to see if they were really 10 and 11 years old.

What is UNOOSA?

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, and in the utilisation of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social development.

The Office assists any United Nations Member States to establish legal and regulatory frameworks to govern space activities and strengthens the capacity of developing countries to use space science technology and applications for development by helping to integrate space capabilities into national development programmes.

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