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 2013 achieved record scale:
    • 1,400 events, nearly double that of prior year
    • Events in 80 nations
  • Total audience since 2007:
    • 2,000,000 attendees
    • 375,000,000 media impressions
  • The week is coordinated by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association (WSWA). The WSWA leads a global team of National Coordinators, who promote the celebration of World Space Week within their own countries.

What are the goals of World Space Week?

  • Provide unique leverage in space outreach and education
  • Educate people around the world about the benefits that they receive from space
  • Encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development
  • Demonstrate public support for space programs
  • Excite young people about science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Foster international cooperation in space outreach and education

View the World Space Week Global Fact Sheet.

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