World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology and their contribution to the betterment of human condition. 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, firstly the October 4, 1957, the Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration and secondly the October 10, 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 2018
“Space Unites the World”
Each year, the World Space Week Association (WSWA) selects a theme for the World Space Week to provide a focus of the activities and events that take place throughout the world, during 4-10 October. WSWA has announced the 2018 World Space Week Theme: “Space Unites the World”.
The 2018 World Space Week Theme is inspired by UNISPACE+50, a historic gathering of world space leaders which will occur in 2018. UNISPACE+50 will promote cooperation between spacefaring and emerging space nations and will help space exploration activities to become open and inclusive on a global scale, according to the UN.
World Space Week 2018 at IST
The WSW 2018 celebrations at IST are augmented with several new events in order to create awareness among the students, teachers and general masses about the peaceful uses of Space Science, technology and applications especially under the umbrella of WSW-2018 Theme, “Space Unites the World”. The broad area of activities includes the competitions in the categories of Space Knowledge, Space Creative Writing, Space Fine Arts, Space Technology Application, Space Graphics, Space Mathematica, Space Visual arts, Space Photography, Space Performing Arts. It also provides the Space Technology Awareness Arena and Space Technology Labs Expedition. It will also unfold a plan for Teachers Training workshop, Space School and Space Technology awareness lectures.

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