World Space Week

By Tonka Dobreva 10.06.2015 interact

In 1999, the United Nations declared October 4-October 10 as World Space Week. The event has since become largest public space event on Earth. Last year, more than 1,400 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits and excitement of space exploration. This year, the theme of the event is “Discovery.”

According to NASA, “World Space Week 2015 highlights the great era of deep space discovery that we are in. We have never learnt as much of the universe we live in as in the last decade. Space telescopes, deep space probes and several interplanetary satellites and landers have shown us the magic, wonders and opportunities of new worlds.”

Celebrating World Space Week with some of our best space quizzes and slideshows. Then, tell us in the comments section below which discovery you think is mankind’s most significant advancement in space exploration.

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comments

  1. amaris

    that is so cool so how did it work.

  2. wolf024

    OK this is exiting

  3. christyn sappe

    all this stuff you put on here is cool
    and i will be 35 when i go on mars

  4. Justin Alexander

    Aswome

  5. LOPEZ

    I THINK THEY SHOULD SEND A OTHER LIVING THING THEN IF IT COMES BAKE ALIVE YOU CAN SEND THAT WOMAN TO MARS.

  6. Jacob Taylor

    Cool! I love science

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