Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Travel News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Flies Into Space

The Declaration will be housed in ESA's Columbus laboratory.
by Staff Writers
Paris, France (ESA) Nov 07, 2008
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a sprit of brotherhood", states Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

60 years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris on 10 December 1948, the Declaration is ready to take a journey into space: destination the International Space Station, and more specifically, ESA's Columbus laboratory.

On Friday 7 November at the Quai d'Orsay, the French Foreign Ministry, Ms Rama Yade, state secretary responsible for foreign affairs and human rights within the French government, will officially hand over a copy of the Declaration to ESA's Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain.

The Declaration, properly protected in space-proof packaging, is tentatively scheduled, if all goes according to plan, to reach the International Space Station following lift-off on board the Space Shuttle from the Kennedy Space Center on 14 November.

It will be stored on a permanent basis inside ESA's Columbus multidisciplinary space laboratory.

"The ESA Astronaut Corps welcomes this humanitarian initiative. In recognition of the fact that human beings are at times downtrodden, the Declaration can symbolically find its place 'above' all the peoples of the world", says ESA astronaut Leopold Eyharts, who earlier took part in the launch, docking and start of operations of the Columbus laboratory during his two-month stay at the ISS in spring of this year.

The International Space Station hosts a crew of three international astronauts (soon to be six) on a permanent basis living and working in space in the interests of research and for the benefit of humanity as a whole. Together with the USA, Russia, Canada and Japan, Europe is a contributing partner in this international endeavour.

Related Links
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Space Tourism, Space Transport and Space Exploration News



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


Time To Say Goodbye To Planet Earth
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Nov 06, 2008
This year will be remembered for the Russian-Georgian conflict over South Ossetia and the protracted economic crisis. Moreover, it turns out that, if humankind wants to survive, it will soon have to colonize some other planet.







  • First Rocket Parts Of NASA's New Launch System Arrive In Florida
  • More design flaws found in Ares I rocket
  • Copenhagen Suborbitals Tests Hybrid Rocket
  • Successful First Test For Vega's Zefiro 9-A Solid-Fuel Rocket Motor

  • ILS Proton Successfully Launches ASTRA 1M Satellite
  • Ariane 5 Is Readied For Arianespace's Initial Mission Of 2009
  • Russia Set To Launch SES Telecoms Satellite
  • Student Experiments On Board REXUS 4 Launched

  • STS-126 Focuses On ISS Crew Expansion Preparations
  • NASA: Endeavour to launch Nov. 14
  • Review Sets Nov 14 To Launch STS-126
  • Endeavour Crew Arrives For Practice Countdown

  • Two US astronauts to cast votes from space
  • Expedition 17 Set To Undock Today
  • Expedition 18 Takes Charge
  • Expedition 18 Crew Docks With Space Station

  • Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Flies Into Space
  • Worldwide virtual party planned for NASA
  • ESF Launches Humans In Outer Space Book
  • Ukraine, Indonesia Sign Space Cooperation Deal

  • China Puts Two Satellites Into Orbit
  • The Chinese Space Industry Set For Take Off
  • Souped-Up Rockets For Shenzhou
  • China Successfully Launches Research Satellites

  • Honda unveils leg assist machine for elderly
  • Germany's CESAR Crowned King Of Rovers In ESA's Robotics Challenge
  • Cliffbot Goes Climbing
  • VIPeR Robot Demonstrates Exceptional Agility

  • Mission to Mars: Key health hurdle can be overcome, say scientists
  • NASA: Phoenix weak and getting weaker
  • NASA Hearing Daily From Weak Phoenix Mars Lander
  • Phoenix Goes Quiet

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement