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World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:

  • October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration
  • October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

World Space Week consists of space education and outreach events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs around the world in a common timeframe.

The theme of 2023 is ‘Space and Entrepreneurship’. It underscores the increasing significance of entrepreneurial engagement in the space sector.

Dennis Stone, President of the World Space Week Association, states, “We look forward to fostering an understanding of the vast opportunities available within the sector and inspiring individuals globally to consider their role in the future of space exploration.”

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