New York, 7 October 2022 (TDI): World Space Week is being celebrated from 4th to 10th October. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared World Space Week on December 6th, 1999.
The objective was to recognize the contributions of space research and technology to the advancement of humankind.
World Space Week
World Space Week is the biggest yearly space event in the world. By motivating students, the weeks promote international collaboration in space outreach and education.
It shows the public’s visible support for the space program, informs the public about space activities, and contributes to the development of tomorrow’s workforce.
The World Space Week Association Board of Directors chooses a topic every year in close consultation with the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs.
The theme offers participants a general direction for the content of their program. By utilizing the same theme around the world, the theme is chosen to boost the influence of World Space Week on all of humanity.
Relationship between Space and Sustainability
The theme of World Space Week 2022 is ‘Space and Sustainability’ with an emphasis on attaining sustainability from space as well as in space.
The theme is motivated by the connection between space sustainability and human usage of space, particularly the orbital region around the Earth.
Furthermore, remote Earth observation and space exploration can contribute to the transformation of our planet. This involves tracking climate change, identifying air and water pollution, and promoting agriculture in underdeveloped countries.
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Without the tools and methods made available to scientists through space exploration, achieving the SDGs would be far more challenging.
There is a lot of potential for space to help the SDGs. The complete catastrophe management cycle and comprehending climate change are just two examples of the many applications that space-based services and technologies can help with.
Sputnik 1, the first Earth satellite built by humans, was launched into space on October 4, 1957, ushering in a new era of space research.
Additionally, the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies came into effect on October 10, 1967, ten years later.