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October 5-11, 2015 / Vol 34, No 40 / Hawai`i Island, USA

2 Oct 2015, 20:07 UTC
October 5-11, 2015 / Vol 34, No 40 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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World Space Week: Inspiring Discovery

Growing into the largest public space event on Earth, World Space Week is a global celebration of the many contributions that science, technology and education add toward the betterment of humanity. The project is coordinated by the United Nations, based on a UN General Assembly declaration, with support from World Space Week Association (WSWA) and a hardworking team of National Coordinators. Some of the goals are to provide unique leverage in space outreach and education, educate people around the world about the benefits that they receive from space, encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development and foster international cooperation. In 2015 organizers are hoping to top the 1,400 events in 80 countries logged last year. There are events set this year on every major continent, with the highest concentration being in Europe. The Board of Directors of WSWA is chaired by Max Grimard of Airbus Defence and Space and includes Buzz Aldrin, Anousheh Ansari, Art Dula, Tom Hanks, Elon Musk, Bill Nye, Misuzu Onuki, Seiichi Sakamoto, Chris Welch, Yang Junhua, George Abbey and Adigun Ade Abiodun. (Image Credit: NASA, WSWA, UNOOSA, Solar Fuels Institute, NewSpace2014)

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