Space Generation Advisory Council
The Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Program on Space Application ( SGAC ) is a global network. It connects organizations, young people interested in space travel, students and young professionals and non-governmental organizations. The aim is for the United Nations, in particular the United Nations Office for Outer Space Issues , and its bodies to create a unified goal for future space exploration.
It was founded in 1999 in Vienna by alumni of the International Space University Strasbourg on the occasion of the UNISPACE III conference. Over 160 young people from 60 nations took part in the founding forum.
The SGAC has organized the Space Generation Congress (SGC) every year since 1999 and the Space Generation Fusion Forum (SGFF) since 2012 . It also supports and organizes numerous annually recurring projects:
- Yuri's Night , a global space party in honor of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin , on April 12th each year.
- World Space Week - annually from 4th to 10th In October, the “World Space Week” takes place on a selected space theme.