General Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, who was the first Cuban cosmonaut and the first in Latin America and the Caribbean in watching the earth from outer space, was chosen to get the medal of the Unesco organization about Space Science.
Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez will be granted that prize as part of a ceremony scheduled to be carried out at the venue of the United Nation for the Education, Science and Culture (Unesco) on the upcoming October 27 th, according to the Cuban Foreign ministry (Cubaminrex).
Regarding Cuba, that prize means recognition to his contribution in the local sphere of Sciences and his support for the world efforts to place it on the path of development, which is essential for the fulfillment of the objectives of the Plan for the Sustainable Development, as it is stated on its official site.
The Irima Bokova prize, which was created on June 28 th, is granted by the main director of the UNESCO to outstanding scientists, public figures and organizations that contribute to the development of the space sciences within the frame of the priorities of that organization.
On this first event, there are also outstanding scientists and astronauts from China, Japan, United Kingdom and Russia who were chosen by the International Commission for the Creation of the Unesco’s encyclopedia about Space Science.
According to the local Cubaminrex minister, the ceremony will be a proper framework for celebrating the anniversary 70th of Cuba to the Unesco as there have been some decades of a fruitful relation with that organization in which the main achievements of the Cuban Revolution, about significant areas of the nation’s spheres, are reflected and coincide with its term.
The 37th anniversary of the then first joined Soviet and Cuba flight to the outer space in which Tamayo Méndez participated will be celebrated this year.
General Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, who has a great prestige in this nation, was granted the first honorable Hero of the Republic of Cuba medal.
Radio Rebelde News Desk