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World Space Week

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 1:00am to Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:00pm
Throughout the Universe


The Largest Public Space Event on Earth
Celebrated in 97 Nations October 4-10

  • Declared by United Nations General Assembly in 1999
  • Held by hundreds of organizations, including space agencies, schools, aerospace companies, planetaria, museums, astronomy clubs
  • Largest annual space event on Earth. Total 2007-2010 participation:
    • 94 nations
    • 2,259 events
    • 1,351,000 attendees
    • 296,000,000 reached by media coverage


Space Foundation Activities 

During World Space Week, the Space Foundation is hosting many activities:

World Space Week Association

  • Supports the UN in the global coordination of World Space Week
  • Nonprofit, non-government organization formed in 1981
  • Serves World Space Week coordinators and participants
  • Supported by volunteers and voluntary contributions



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