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International Day of Human Flight

Outer Space Security is a key area of focus under the GCSP’s Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme.

"Of all the people that I know who have gone into space, all they have ever wanted is a safer, more peaceful world – if not for themselves but for their kids."

Laurent Muhlematter, GCSP Executive-in-Residence and test pilot

In recognition of the United Nations’ “International Day of Human Space Flight” on 12 April 2017, GCSP Executive-in-Residence, and test pilot, Mr Laurent Muhlematter, who has traveled on two space missions aboard Virgin Galactic, sat down with editors to discuss what the day means to him, the ways in which space discoveries have enriched our daily lives and the future of civilian space travel.