Can’t wait until April to share space with the world? You don’t have to! This week is World Space Week:
World Space Week is held every year from 4 to 10 October. These dates commemorate the launch of Sputnik I on 4 October 1957, and the entering into force of the UN Outer Space Treaty on 10 October 1967. The objective of World Space Week as declared in 1999 is to “increase
World Space Week runs annually between October 4th-10th
awareness among decision makers and civil society of the benefits of the peaceful uses of space science and technology for sustainable development”. It is to be a “yearly celebration at the international level of the contribution that space science and technology can make to the betterment of the human condition”. (full release)
2014 marks the 15th World Space Week; over 700 space education events are taking place around the globe. Find one near you
Yuri’s Night is a proud partner of World Space Week, and we’re excited to see them keep the global celebration of space going year round. Have a great week!