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World Space Week 2022 – Results announced!

(Houston, Texas – April 11, 2023) – World Space Week Association (WSWA) announced that 11,221 events were recorded in 87 countries during World Space Week (WSW), October 4-10, 2022, celebrating the WSW 2022 theme “Space and Sustainability.” The Association’s goal for WSW 2022 was to raise awareness about the connections between space and sustainability and to inspire communities to explore the crucial relationship between these two fields.

A combination of in-person and virtual events, including numerous webinars, conferences, and other creative activities, brought together space enthusiasts from around the world and generated over 44.7 million individual impressions on Twitter.

Maruška Strah, Executive Director of the Association, added, “As World Space Week 2022 focused on ‘Space and Sustainability,’ we sought to demonstrate how space can provide crucial benefits to humanity, both in terms of sustainable development on Earth and maintaining the long-term viability of space activities.”

The Association released the 2022 Annual Report, which is available here:

WSW 2022 Honorary Chair was Nobu Okada, founder and the CEO of Astroscale.

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. In 2022, more than 11,000 events took place in 87 countries.

About World Space Week Association

World Space Week Association is the global coordinator of World Space Week. WSWA is an international non-government, non-profit organization led by volunteers. The Association is a permanent observer on the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is supported by voluntary contributions of sponsors including Astroscale, Viasat, Lockheed Martin, SES, Thales Alenia Space, Airbus, Silhouette, Fly to the Future, Innovative Space Center and Spacetide.

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