ISA to celebrate World Space Week

October 2, 2018

TEHRAN – The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) provide different events during the World Space Week, October 4 to 10, for Iranian citizens, ISNA reported.

The days of the week are named space, youth and new ideas, space and tourism development, space and communication development, space and life quality, space and resource management, space and economic development and space law and international cooperation.

ISA plans to hold a space startup event from October 7 to 10. During the event, startups, which are active in the field of marketing and commercialization compete with each other.  

The ISA also provides a program to promote space section according to which, the agency aims to boost international cooperation in space education, the secretary of the World Space Week headquarters Mohammad Jafar Mohammadi announced last week.

The ISA aims to develop the international connections, space diplomacy, national and international conference on technical aspects of space, he added.

On December 6, 1999, The United Nations General Assembly declared World Space Week as an annual event celebration to be commemorated between October 4 and 10. 

The choice of dates was based on recognition of two important dates in space history: the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, on October 4, 1957; and the signing of the Outer Space Treaty on October 10, 1967.

The 2018 theme of for UN-declared World Space Week 2018 will be Space Unites the World, which is inspired by UNISPACE+50, a historic gathering of world space leaders which will occur in 2018. 

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