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Ilayda Edali Selected as World Space Week Association Operations Manager


For Immediate Release

(Houston, Texas) Ilayda Edali has been named Operations Manager of the World Space Week Association, the global coordinator of UN-declared World Space Week, 4-10 October annually. 

“We are very excited to work with Ilayda. Her perspective and previous experience will bring fresh energy to the organization. We’re sure that together with her, we can bring the Association to the next level” said Association Executive Director Maruska Strah.

A native of Turkey, Edali completed her Bachelor’s in Media Communications and her Master’s in Management in Leadership at Webster University Vienna, Thailand, and Leiden campuses. Passionate about communications, she is looking forward to growing and transferring her skills to the space industry. 

‘’As a purpose-driven individual with extensive international experience, I am thrilled to work with the World Space Week Association and help spread space awareness further’’, said Edali. 

‘’Coming from a background where working in the space industry was never seen as a possibility, I am looking forward to contributing to WSWA in expanding our reach and helping open more doors for the younger generations.’’

For more information about World Space Week and how you can get involved, please visit


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 timeframe to achieve greater student and public impact through synchronization. 


About World Space Week Association 

World Space Week Association is the global coordinator of World Space Week. A volunteer-led, international non-government, non-profit organization, the Association is a permanent observer on the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.  It is supported by voluntary contributions of sponsors including Lockheed Martin, Jacobs, Astroscale, SES, SpaceX, Silhouette, ASRC Federal, ULA, Collins Aerospace, Airbus, and Oceaneering. The Association, founded in 1982, is one of the world’s oldest space advocacy organizations.


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