Moon Village Association Survey about Moon Exploration

Moon Village Association Survey about Moon Exploration

In 2019, humankind celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and of the first human step on the Moon. A revival of interest for the exploration of the Moon is also observed in the major space faring nations. This year, the theme of World Space Week is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”. In the frame of a partnership between the Moon Village Association and the World Space Week Association, a survey about Moon exploration was prepared. This survey will be the first, on a global scale, about the Moon Exploration and Settlement and the results will be presented at the UN in February 2020. Your participation is very important, as we would like to hear from YOU. What are your thoughts about going back to the Moon? The survey is available in different languages and for adults as well as for kids (10-18). Feel free to share on social media! Chinese (中文):                  成年人          孩子 English:                               Adults           Kids Francais (French):            Adultes          Enfants Italian (Italiano):               Adulti           Bambini Portuguese (Português):  Adultos        Crianças Russian (русский):          Взрослые     Дети Ukrainian (українська):   дорослі         дітки   Read the short essay Next Stop: The Moon to find out what our Partner Moon Village Association (MVA) thinks about going back to the Moon. To learn even more, please have a look at this presentation and this...
World Space Week, Biggest Space Event on Earth, Grew 45% in 2018

World Space Week, Biggest Space Event on Earth, Grew 45% in 2018

The annual World Space Week celebration each October 4-10 continues to break records, with a reported 5,422 events in 86 countries last year, it was announced today. “World Space Week 2018 had 45% more events than the previous year,” said Dennis Stone, President of World Space Week Association.  “We saw growing participation in Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and India, as well as across Europe and the United States,” he said. The World Space Week 2018 Annual Report was released today for presentation at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meeting now in Vienna, Austria.   “World Space Week showcases the importance of space and provides an opportunity to everyone to have their voice heard, no matter the age, gender or nationality,” said Maruška Strah, World Space Week Association’s Executive Director. Highlights of World Space Week 2018 included nationwide activities in Saudi schools, nationwide celebrations across Pakistan, and a rich diversity of events in such countries as Croatia, Syria, Ethiopia, Ireland, Nigeria, Romania, and Thailand, all celebrating the theme “Space Unites the World,” according to the Association. This coming October 4-10, World Space Week 2019 will celebrate “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars” in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon and the importance of our nearest celestial neighbor in future space plans, the Association reported. 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...

WSWA seeks Grants Proposal Manager

World Space Week Association (WSWA) is seeking a Grants Proposal Manager, to assist with funding of the largest space celebration on Earth.  The position of the Grant Proposal Manager will be a part time, voluntary position. The position can be performed from anywhere in the world.   The application deadline is December 10, 2018.  Below is more information. To apply, please send your CV a list of relevant experiences and a cover letter to Ms. Maruška Strah to mstrah@worldspaceweek.org. Short listed candidates will be contacted in the mid December. Position Description and Qualifications Grants Proposal Manager should be able to identify relevant grants and funding opportunities and be able to write successful proposals in accordance with the funder’s requirements. Experience with successful applications for grants and funding opportunities is required. Term The term is two years, approximately January 2019 to January 2021 and can be extended, if both parties agree. Compensation Position is voluntary.  Based on performance and financial success, compensation will be...
World Space Week 2018 Broke Records

World Space Week 2018 Broke Records

(Houston – October 11, 2018) – World Space Week, October 4-10, 2018 was celebrated at a record-breaking scale, it was reported today by World Space Week Association. A total of 4,413 World Space Week 2018 events were reported in 93 countries as of today by over 3,000 organizations. “These are all new records, and the numbers are expected to grow as reports continue to come in,” said Maruška Strah, the Association’s Executive Director. “Saudi Arabia was by far the greatest participant with over 2,500 reported events,” Strah said.  Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education uses World Space Week in the nation’s schools each year to promote STEM education, the Association reported. Other top countries participating in UN-declared World Space Week 2018, include India, Romania, Croatia, and the United States according to preliminary data. Highlights of this year’s global celebration included talks to schools across Western Europe by Airbus employees, daily IMAX videos on Instagram, public telescope viewings, open houses at space facilities, pictures of large events from space by Planet, and a special transatlantic crossing of the Queen Mary 2. “We thank all the participants, coordinators, and World Space Week Association volunteers and staff, sponsors and partners for this record-breaking year,” said Strah.  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, and astronomy clubs in a common timeframe to achieve...

WSW Association Elects New Officers, Announces 2017 Results

      February 2, 2018 – World Space Week Association (WSWA) today released its 2017 report, announcing record growth of World Space Week (WSW) last year with an official 3,746 events in 80 nations.   UN-declared WSW is held October 4-10 annually. Also announced today was the election of seven new WSWA officers: Ben Baseley-Walker, Executive VP Athiye Jawad, VP-Development Catherine Doldirina, VP-Board Relations and Secretary Alex Karl, VP-Partners and Programs Tiffany Chow, VP-Project Management Armengol Torres, VP-Education and Coordinators Andrea Boyd, VP-Space Sector and Social Media “We welcome these vibrant space leaders to help power growth of the World Space Week celebration and of World Space Week Association,” said Dennis Stone, WSWA President. Saudi Arabia led the world with the nearly 1,000 events during WSW 2017, it was announced.  The Kingdom’s participation was led by its Ministry of Education, which used WSW to teach STEM in schools throughout the nation.  Pakistan was second with 474 events, and Ireland third with 313 events. World Space Week 2017 was 37% larger than the previous year, the Association reported. The Board of Directors, at its meeting today in Vienna chaired by Mexican Space Agency Director Francisco Javier Mendieta, also elected Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty to the Board and promoted Michel Laffaiteur and Ali Al-Mashat to the position of Senior Vice President. It was also announced that Executive Director Goran Nikolasevic will leave the Association.   “Goran was a very hard worker, highly dedicated to World Space Week, and we are sorry to see him go,” Stone said. About World Space Week The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week is celebrated October...
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