53 years ago the Space Age began, launching curious minds into a celebration of discovery.
Yesterday marked the 54th launch anniversary of Sputnik 1, the satellite that drew the starting line for humanity’s race into space. Now a week long celebration (October 4th. – 10th.) officially honors decades of space exploration. World Space Week serves not only to remember the past, but also to inspire the future. The goal is to educate people around the world and help kids learn about science and technology. UN-declared World Space Week is also a great time for teachers to motivate students with science activities.
While a number of large World Space Week events are taking place, it is also important that curiuos minds out there get involved in their own way. You never know how you can help inspire future generations of scientists or engineers.
According to Space.com, World Space Week officials claim 332,000 people around the world participated in 585 reported events, spread across 63 nations, last year.
For more information and to check if any events or activities are happening near you, please visit: www.worldspaceweek.org