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What does GPY stand for?

GPY stands for Geophysical Year

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27 TL782 The gathering marked the 50th anniversary of Sputnik I and the International Geophysical Year (IGY), so the first six papers are by invited space pioneers involved with the initiation and early conduct of the Soviet space program, IGY, and the space race.
Planning for the IYPE is being coordinated with other Earth-related international initiatives for the 2007-2009 period, specifically the International Polar Year (IPY), International electronic Geophysical Year (IeGY), and the International Heliophysical Year (IHY).
Just as there was once a geophysical year, perhaps we should proclaim a geo-spiritual year in which nations and governments will co-operate in massive research and moral rehabilitation programmes to devise effective means for the reduction or elimination of vice and crime, of marital faithlessness and immorality gnawing at the roots of our common civilisation and our common heritage.
The published text states: "Overflights were assumed away as the United States and the Soviet Union launched scientific satellites to mark the International Geophysical Year in 1957.
In the early 1950s, Berkner proposed an international research program that was to become the International Geophysical Year of 1957-1958-a massive undertaking of international scientific cooperation on a global scale.