Oph 24, 01 / Oct 31, 17 17:30 UTC
Head of Nation Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli participates in handing out the first UNESCO prize to four scientists and space specialists for their contribution to the development of space science. ¶
On October 27, 2017, Head of Nation Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli participated in handing out the first UNESCO prize to four scientists and space specialists for their contribution to the development of space science.
This years winners were:
Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez (Cuba) - Mr. Tamayo Mendez participated in the Soyuz-38 mission. He was the first man of African descent and the first Cuban in space.
Koichi Wakata (Japan) - The impressive 20-year experience in space flights allowed Mr. Wakata to become commander of the International Space Station, making him the first citizen of Japan to ever occupy this position.
Liwei Yan (People's Republic of China) - Mr. Yang was the first Chinese citizen in space aboard the Shenzhou-5. Currently, he is deputy director of the Office of Engineering Support for Manned Flight of China.
Valentina Tereshkova (Russian Federation) - Ms. Tereshkova was the first woman in space. Currently she is a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
You can find a full Russian article about it here: http://www.ashurbeyli.ru/media/article/yunesko-chetyre-vydayuschihsya-uchenyh-i-specialis-16958
Also we have video of part of the event here: https://youtu.be/Inwip9-tmcc
Also please see the attached pictures that were taken at the event!