Highlights of World Space Week 2017

Events throughout the world will celebrate, educate and inspire the general public and children about Space and its benefits to humankind during World Space Week this year.  Please find a few key events highlighted below.  You can also view the detailed event calendar.


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  • Lockheed Martin is putting together a unique opportunity for students to tour National archives, explore NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre or even hear from the United States president, discover Virtual Education Field Trips and lots more and it is all free in support of World Space week 2017.
  • The Mexican Space Agency promotes cultural space activity for youth, hosts a Symphonic Space Concert and more to celebrate World Space Week 2017 in Mexico.
  • To celebrate 25 years of Belgians in Space, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK.CEN) will put together an event on the 6th of October 2017. The event will be held at Boeretang, Belgium.
  • ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands, ESA’s technical heart in Netherlands announces its annual Open Day on Sunday, 8 October.
  • Cunard flagship line, Queen Mary 2, observes space during the World Space Week with an extraordinary Transatlantic Crossing from New York, USA to Southampton, UK.
  • NASA Apollo 15 Astronaut, Col. Al Worden will be helping the UK celebrate World Space Week 2017 with an ‘Explore New Worlds’ tour of England and Wales, organized by Vixen International.
  • The Bangladesh Astronomical Society will mark 2017 World Space Week in Enayetpur, Bangladesh with a string of events: street rally, water rocket launches, space art debate, space quiz and more.
  • Arab Youth Venture Foundation, United Arab Emirate, will be putting up an ultimate road rally to commemorate World Space Week 2017. The event “Great Space Race & STEM Scavenger Hunt” is expected to attract hundreds of participants.

World Space Week 2016 was, by far, the largest space celebration in history.   The total number of events was 2,800 in 86 nations.   This compares to about 1,900 events in 73 nations in 2015.   There were over 1,300 organizations participating. Be part of the World Space Week family, celebrate WSW2017!


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