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2019 World Space Week begins today

on 04 October 2019

World Space Week (WSW), an international celebration of science and technology, is starting today in Romania and all over the world. 45 events dedicated to space will take place between 4 – 10 October 2019, in Romania. From educational projects dedicated to the very young to conferences open to the public, the activities will be sure to entertain space enthusiasts. You can see the complete list of events here.

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 in a common timeframe.

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is the institution promoting the campaign in Romania.

The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year during the same period: 4 – 10 October, since these dates commemorate two events: 4 October 1957 — launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration and 10 October 1967 — the signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

World Space Week is coordinated at global level by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association (WSWA).