What is the "World Space Week" (WSW) ?
« World Space Week » (WSW) is celebrated every year from october 4 to 10.
The mission of World Space Week Association (WSWA) is to strengthen the link between space and society through public education, participation, and dialogue on the future of space activity using World Space Week as a focus.
World Space Week celebrates the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. WSW is coordinated by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association. Endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1999, it marks the anniversary of two milestones in the human exploration and use of outer space:
October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik I, thus opening the way for space exploration, and
October 10, 1967: The signing of the Outer Space Treaty governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
Therefore, the World Space Week takes place every year from October 4th to October 10th.
Since 2007 we organize every year during the Worlds Space Week our "Payerne Space Day "with primary school children from around Payerne (VD) and the "World Space Week" Association.
The "World Week of Space" is an excellent opportunity to introduce students to the lessons of the various applications of space programs and to challenge them for our hobby.
The boutton "Payerne Space Day" on the top of the page will make you discover this activity!
Push the play button below to listen to the signals transmited by Sputnik I !