The theme of World Space Week 2019, “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars,” was announced today by World Space Week Association (WSWA).
“Next year will be the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first footprints on the Moon,” said WSWA President Dennis Stone. “Today, space agencies across the world plan lunar missions. The Moon is thus the logical choice for the focus of World Space Week 2019,” he said.
UN-declared World Space Week, October 4-10 every year, is celebrated globally with thousands of activities. World Space Week 2017 had over 3,700 events in 80 nations, according to the Association.
In 2018, the World Space Week theme will be “Space Unites the World.”
The theme is decided by the WSWA Board of Directors, chaired by Dr. Francisco Javier Mendieta, Director General of the Mexican Space Agency.
“2019 will be the 20th celebration of World Space Week,” Stone said.
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 greater student and public impact through synchronization.
About World Space Week Association
World Space Week Association is an international non-government organization and was incorporated as an IRS-approved 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States in 1982. It is led by an esteemed Board of Directors comprised of global space leaders and other dignitaries, an executive team that manages operations, and volunteers that support them. The mission of the Association is to strengthen the link between space and society through public education, participation, and dialogue on the future of space activities, using World Space Week as a focus. The Association has permanent observer status on the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is supported by voluntary contributions of sponsors including Lockheed Martin.