The largest public space event on Earth - UN-declared

World Space Week, October 4–10

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World Space Week 2012 Makes History

World Space Week 2012 was the largest public space event in history, it was announced today by World Space Week Association.   So far, 708 event have been reported by participants in 66 countries.  Records broken include number of countries, number of events, and number of cities.

Held annually from October 4-10 by schools and other organizations, UN-declared World Space Week celebrates space in many ways.  This year's World Space Week theme was "Space for Human Safety and Security."  Many events also celebrated the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

"We thank the many, many organizations globally who worked together to make World Space Week 2012 the largest ever," said Dennis Stone,  President of World Space Week Association.  "We also thank the 70 National Coordinators and Association volunteers who worked throughout the year in promoting participation," he said.

By synchronizing space outreach events in a common timeframe, participating organizations get leverage, Stone said.  "When we join voices, our voices are louder, inspiring children and educating the public about space," he said.

Below are the 66 countries which reported World Space Week 2012 participation according to the on-line calendar.  For a detailed listing of events, visit the World Space Week web site.

 

Afghanistan
Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Bolivia
Bosnia And Herzegovenia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burundi
Canada
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mexico
Morocco
Nepal
Netherlands
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Switzerland
Tanzania
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vietnam
Zambia
 

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