World Space Week
Educators and space enthusiasts around the world celebrate the United Nations-declared World Space Week. This international event commemorates the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957.
In 2020, World Space Week is dedicated to satellites and their broad benefits under the theme “Satellites improve life.”
World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world, with celebrations in more than 70 nations. During World Space Week, teachers are encouraged to use space-themed activities to excite students about science and technology.