U.S. Supports UNOOSA’s Space4Youth Competition 2020

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna

Vienna, Austria

June 9, 2020

 

The U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna announced June 3 that it will support the Space4Youth Competition 2020, organized by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), by providing winners with a trip to the United States to meet with representatives of the U.S. space sector and attend Adult Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The United States provided similar support to the 2019 Space4Youth competition by funding travel to the United States for winners from Greece, the Philippines, and Serbia to attend the 27th Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits and the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. in October of last year. This year’s competition asks youth (ages 18-35) to submit essays explaining how space applications can be used to tackle climate challenges. 

At UN Headquarters in Vienna, the United States works with UNOOSA and international partners on the UN’s Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space to address critical issues of safety and sustainability of operations in space. At home and worldwide, the United States is leading a coalition of countries for further exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond, and remains committed to working with international and commercial partners to bring the benefits of outer space back to Earth.

U.S. Mission support for the competition is provided with funding appropriated by the U.S. Congress to promote the better understanding of the United States among the peoples of the world and to strengthen cooperative international relations. By supporting the initiative, the U.S. Mission will encourage youth worldwide to participate in UNOOSA’s competition and give the winners first-hand experience with the U.S. space industry.

More information on the 2020 competition is available on UNOOSA’s website: https://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/space4youth/competition/2020/index.html

The competition deadline is June 21.

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