What is World Space Week?
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.
Where and how is World Space Week celebrated?
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. These synchronized space events attract greater public and media attention. World Space Week 2014 achieved record scale:
• 1,600 events, nearly double that of prior year
• Events in 72 nations
• 100 million media impacts within that one week alone
• 40 million unique individuals saw those media impacts within that one week alone
World Space Week Association works on behalf of the United Nations as the leader of World Space Week to encourage individuals, groups and organizations to hold events.