For Immediate Release
(Houston – December 16, 2022) — The World Space Week 2023 theme will be “Space & Entrepreneurship,” it was announced today by the World Space Week Association.
Preliminary results of the most recent World Space Week (WSW), held October 4-10 annually, show a record breaking number of over 10,000 reported events in 88 countries, according to the Association.
“We want WSW 2023 to inspire students. We want them to learn not only space technology, but business as well, as they consider space careers,” said Association President Dennis Stone.
The United Nations General Assembly declared October 4-10 as World Space Week in 1999. Since then, it has grown to be the largest space event on Earth, according to the Association. Events are held by the space agencies, the industry, the UN, schools and thousands of organizations that week each year, it said.
“One doesn’t have to design a new rocket to be a space entrepreneur. Even only a computer and a new idea on how to process data from satellites can become a great business idea,” Stone said. “We hope that World Space Week 2023 will level out barriers and inspire the space entrepreneurs of tomorrow to create new space applications that enhance benefits to all humankind,’’ he 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, 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. 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 Corporation, Viasat, Astroscale, SES, Thales Alenia Space, Airbus. The Association, founded in 1982, is one of the world’s oldest space advocacy organizations.