World Space Week is observed every year from 4th October to 10th October around the year
World Space Week 2019 is witnessing the participation of more than 80 countries those are commemorating the space week.
World Space Week 2019 theme is 'The Moon: Gateway to the Stars'.
World Space Week 2019 theme celebrates the 50th anniversary of human kind’s first step on the moon on 20 July 1969. The theme sparks consideration of the value of the Moon in human’s future space endeavors.
World Space Week is the largest space annual event. It inspires students and educates the public about space activity. Also, it caters to international cooperation in space outreach and education. During the celebration of the event, the public is encouraged towards greater use of space for sustainable economic development.
World Space Week was launched on 4th October 1957. The date was selected to mark the launch of first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1
World Space Week Association began to coordinate World Space Week from 1980. In 1981, Space Week headquarters was formed in the US to organize a nationwide celebration in the US.
From 1999, the UN serves as the global coordinator of World Space Week.