World Space Week

World Space Week, October 4-10 annually, is the largest space event on Earth. More than 5,000 events in over 80 countries celebrated the theme “Space Unites the World” in 2018. The 2019 theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars.”

“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”

UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999

SES CEO Steve Collar Recognizes WSWA Sponsors March 11 in Washington

SES CEO Steve Collar Recognizes WSWA Sponsors March 11 in Washington

(Houston January 17, 2020) — Steve Collar, SES CEO and Honorary Chair of World Space Week 2020, will recognize World Space Week Association supporters on March 11 at the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington.  The awards event will take place 12:00 – 12:30 in the Unveiled Theatre in the Walter E. Washington Exhibition Center.  The event is open to all conference attendees. Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, Northrop Grumman, Elon Musk Foundation, and Thales Alenia Space are among those Mr. Collar will recognize for their support.    UN-declared World Space Week, October 4-10 annually, will focus this year on the broad benefits of satellites to humanity.  Last year, World Space Week was celebrated with over 7,000 events for students and the public in over 90 nations.  Funds will be used to promote the satellite industry and the many ways satellites improve life on Earth during World Space Week 2020.  For further information on sponsorship, please contact Mariam Naseem, World Space Week Association Vice President-Development, mnaseem@worldspaceweek.org.   For information on attending Satellite 2020, the world’s largest satellite conference March 9-12 in Washington, please visit https://www.satshow.com/. About World Space Week  The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week is celebrated October 4-10 annually.  It is an international celebration of the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.  World Space Week consists of a myriad of space-related events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, astronomy clubs, and others in a common time frame to achieve greater student and public impact through synchronization. In 2019, it was celebrated in over 90 nations with well over...

WSWA Seeks Part-time Bookkeeper/Office Manager

World Space Week Association (WSWA) seeks an Office Manager to help support the Executive Director and Global Team in their endeavors in leading the largest space event on Earth. Office Manager will be a contractor, expected to work part time with a starting stipend of 450 USD per month. The position can be performed from anywhere in the world. The position has a three-month trial period. Expected start date is January 2020. About the position: Office Manager is expected to support the Executive Director and the Global Team. Main responsibilities of the Office Manager are: – Bookkeeping. Experience with Quickbooks is required. – Producing monthly financial reports. – Managing and tracking WSWA’s fundraising efforts. Experience with Salesforce is a plus. – Printing and shipping materials worldwide. – Assistance with travel arrangements of the WSWA leadership. – Updating the website. Experience with WordPress is desired. – Other administrative tasks. Additional criteria: – Should have experience and knowledge of working with G Suite. – Should have excellent command of English language. – Should be able to work flexible hours. – MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) proficiency is required. – Provides own computer and access to internet. – Fast response times in email and other forms of communication are desired. – Must have strong organizational skills. To apply, please send your c.v. with a cover letter addressing your qualifications to Maruška Strah, Executive Director, World Space Week Association, mstrah @...

World Space Week To Celebrate Legacy And Future Of Satellites in 2020

Theme for World Space Week 2020 will be “Satellites Improve Life”. Houston, November 28th 2019 World Space Week 2020 –taking place from October 4th until October 10th next year– will be focusing its yearly theme on the impact of satellites in our daily lives. That was decided at the recent semiannual meeting of the World Space Week Association board of directors meeting in Washington DC. “More than sixty years after launching the first human-made satellite, there is no denying that this technology has impacted life for everyone on this planet” says Dennis Stone, president of the association. “From monitoring weather patterns and climate change, to live broadcasting news and events, or simply locating your lost smartphone through GPS technology. One couldn’t imagine life without satellites anymore. The association’s board wants to recognize this by dedicating next year’s World Space Week theme to them”, Mr Stone says. “The commitment made by SES CEO Steve Collar to be honorary chair for World Space Week 2020 will amplify our efforts to make next year’s event another record edition”. Satellites used to be big and expensive pieces of technology, but an interesting change has taken place in the past years. 10-centimeter (4 inch) cube-shaped satellites called cubesats often piggyback when bigger equipment is launched, thereby drastically reducing launch cost. It is not uncommon nowadays for schools and universities to launch their own cubesats for scientific and educational purposes. “Access to space has indeed come into reach of a broader public. On top of that, we see several private space companies launching their own mega-constellations of thousands of these smaller satellites. This certainly proves...

Board of Directors Meeting

                Agenda World Space Week Association Board of Directors meeting 0900-1100 24 October 2019 International Astronautical Congress Room 149A Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC, USA 1) Call to Order and Introductions  2) Secretary Report  a) Minutes of the previous meeting b) Next Meeting 3) Treasurer Report 4) Nominating Committee Report 5) Executive Committee Report  a) Executive Director Report b) Officers’ individual reports  6) Bylaws Amendment 7) Other Business  a) 2020 Theme b) Other  8) Closing Remarks and...

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