World Space Week
Friday 4 October
‘The theme for UN-declared World Space Week 2018 will be “Space Unites the World,” it was announced by World Space Week Association (WSWA).
“World Space Week, October 4-10, 2018 will celebrate the role of space in bringing the world closer together,” said WSWA President Dennis Stone.
The theme is inspired by UNISPACE+50, an historic gathering of world space leaders which will occur in 2018. UNISPACE+50 will promote cooperation between spacefaring and emerging space nations and help space exploration activities become open and inclusive on a global scale, according to the UN.’
‘Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 4,000 events in 82 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2017.
With our new theme “Space Unites The World” we aim to inspire even more events globally in October 2018.’
The dates commemorate the launch, on 4 October 1957, of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, and the entry into force, on 10 October 1967.