World Space Week (WSW) globally celebrated each year as a tribute to space science and technology, and to their role, they played for the betterment of the human life on Earth. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate following two events
October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus, opening the way for space exploration.
October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
The major goals of these celebrations are to educate people around the world about the facts they are benefitting from space exploration and to encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development worldwide. Likewise past in 2019, globally space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetarium, museums, and astronomy clubs in a common timeframe will celebrate interesting activities to motivate youth for space sciences and foster economic coordination in space outreaches.
The theme of World Space Week 2019, “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars,” in memorial of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.
In Pakistan, the Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) is organizing a Space Fair, with the theme, “THE MOON: GATEWAY TO THE STARS!”
and invites young learners, school/university students, and the general public to commemorate the event of World Space Week by not only witnessing numerous activities but also participating in different competitions. The initiative of organizing Space Fair at Karachi is to create awareness among the schools about space science and its applications and encourage the schools across Karachi to become a part of this mega event
Following competitions along with several different activities will be arranged at the venue:
- University Project Competition
- Water Rocket Competition
- Glider Competition
- Model Making Competition
- SITT Projects Demonstration
- UAV Demonstration
- Microgravity Experiment Demonstration
- Space Movies
- Kids Arena
The Dynamic and Energetic team Scientia.