Join the World Space Week Association and its partners in
The world-wide Mars Simulation:
World Space Week 2013 is all about what many consider the Next Frontier: the planet Mars. Humanity is quickly conquering this new frontier. Mars Curiosity is the largest rover ever brought to another planet, discovering new features of the Red Planet every day. In 2018 the first people will get a chance to see the planet from up close through Dennis Tito's Inspiration mars fly-by mission, while several organizations are planning the first manned landing mission, some time in the next two decades.
Enough reasons to take a closer look at Mars exploration. During World Space Week from 4 to 10 October 2013 we will show you what we are learning about Mars, but also what we are learning about ourselves! Mars gives us an opportunity to define from scratch what world we want to live in. How can limited resources on a planet be used to build a new civilization, without depleting these resources? How can we create an environment that supports human life, without destroying critical elements needed to sustain other planetary processes? Learnings that we can apply to other planets, but also to our current planet!
We hope this theme will inspire our event organizers to reach out to schools, universities, astronomy clubs, community centers, space industry events and wherever we can celebrate space. Please contact your national coordinator to find out how easy it is to create your own event. Please help us tell the world about "Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth"!
How to get involved?
World Space Week Association also invites you to organize a space event between 4 and 10 October. You can register your 2013 event directly, or you can contact your National Coordinator to see what you can do in your country. Tell the media, tell the public, and use the World Space Week logo and poster in promoting your event.
We hope to see you at a World Space Week event soon!