Brazil celebrates Astronaut Day today

Credit: AEB
Credit: AEB

News! And many years to the day of the astronaut that will be celebrated in Brazil by the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB / MCTI). Sunday, January 9, 2022 The space agency said that the special event this year, Astronaut's Day, will be organized a little differently from other years. This is a joint action with the Brasília Planetarium and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) for a series of daytime activities all taking place in Brazil, according to the AEB. The AEB has also reserved the fact that it is creating video sessions dedicated to the Centennial Mission and a very special video session that will be broadcast starting at 5 pm, Brazilian local time and date. The 5 pm session is special, as it will also feature the only Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes, the current Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation in Brazil.

Here's the schedule:

Summit Session - limited to 40 participants

  • 9:30 am - "Mission Centenary"
  • Duration: 19 minutes and 24 seconds
  • 10:30 am - "An adventure in the Planetarium"
  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • 14:30 - "Origins of life"
  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • 16h - "An adventure in the Planetarium"
  • Duration: 25 minutes 
  • 5 pm - Special Session with the presence of Brazilian Astronaut Marcos Pontes, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovations - "From Earth to the Universe"
  • Duration: 33 minutes and
  • "Centenary Mission"
  • Duration: 19 minutes and 24 seconds

Mission Centennial looping video display

  • TV 60` located in the Hall above the VLS from 9am to 9pm


  • 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 5 pm
  • Making and Launching a 2L PET Bottle Rocket - 12 participants
  • Assembly of the folds of the Cosminho Mascot and NanoSatC- Br 1 and 2 Nanossatellites - 16 participants 

All the above data is according to the program of the Brazilian space agency on its website. The space agency also urged that if you are in Brazil, do not miss these special events. But if you still can't be there, because the number of participants is limited, most likely, the events will be broadcast on youtube. If they are transmitted, we will post them here as well. 

We wish success to the Brazilian space agency! 

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 09 January 2022, at 10:30 am Los Angeles time

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