WORLD SPACE WEEK this OCTOBER

WORLD SPACE WEEK this OCTOBER

World Space Week: October 4-10, 2014
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. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events: 1) Oct. 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration. 2) Oct. 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
http://www.worldspaceweek.org

 

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