World Space Week

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World Space Week is the annual week of celebrating achievements and contributions of Space Science, technology, and its applications. In order to educate young students and the general masses about the bounties of space technology and its applications, United Nations General Assembly has declared 4th-10th October as World Space Week.

UN General Assembly selected 4th to commemorate the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, on 4th October 1957, and the signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, on 10th October 1967.

World Space Week Association (, a non-government, non-profit international organization, coordinates this celebratory week worldwide through National Coordinators appointed in each country. In Pakistan, the event is coordinated by the country’s National Coordinator, the Secretary of National Space Agency of Pakistan, SUPARCO, through Space Education and Awareness Drive (SEAD).

The week is celebrated around the globe in more than 96 countries with 8000+ participants worldwide, organized by different space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs, all synchronized for an impactful public awareness.

Our Legacy

Institute of Space Technology holds the legacy of celebrating World Space Week in Pakistan since 2005 in collaboration with the National Space Agency of Pakistan, SUPARCO, with the primary goal of promoting space education and awareness among the mass public.

IST cherishes the honor of organizing maximum events in Pakistan during WSW every year. The number of events, participating students and schools, has increased exponentially in the last Seventeen years. Following a predefined theme set by World Space Week Association, various space-related activities are planned for space enthusiasts.

World Space Week 2022

Every year, World Space Week Association (WSWA) declares a theme to highlight a specific aspect of space. National coordinators then plan and organize events around this theme. The theme for WSW ’22 is “Space & Sustainability”. This theme will cover two main aspects: “achieving sustainability in space”, and “achieving sustainability from space”.

The theme is inspired by how sustainability in space relates to how humanity uses space, most pressingly, the orbital area surrounding Earth-itself a finite resource.

There is a much greater story to tell in terms of how space exploration and remote Earth observation can help drive change for our own home planet. This includes measuring climate change, identifying pollution on land and at sea, supporting agriculture in developing nations-an endless list. Of the 169 targets that form the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, 65 directly benefit through Earth observation satellites and related technologies. Achieving the SDGs would be so much harder without the tools and techniques available to scientists through space exploration.

Following the theme of Space & Sustainability, NCGSA aims to mitigate career options and raise space awareness among School/College students through space-related activities and competitions. With 100+ modules for students of grades 6th to 12th, participants will be able to participate in a diverse range of fun learning activities. 10 categories covering different domains are designed to include students with different interests and skills. World Space week celebrations will be a learning opportunity- especially for space enthusiasts to pursue a career in space technology.

WSW 2022 is planned in two main rounds.

  1. Preliminary Round (Online) Sep 19-23, 2022
  2. Final Round (IST) Oct 6-8, 2022

Participating Institutions

WSW-2022 in Numbers


Categories and Modules

The World space week 2022 will hold 100+ modules in 10+ major categories.

A-Space Recitations2022-09-07T05:36:16+00:00
  • Space In Quran: Explanation of Universe-Male
  • Space In Quran: Explanation of Universe-Female
  • Space Poetry: Rhythm in Space-English
  • Space Poetry: Rhythm in Space-Urdu
  • Space Declamation: Speak for Space-English
  • Space Declamation: Speak for Space-Urdu
  • Story Telling: Space Tales-English
  • Story Telling: Space Tales-Urdu
  • Astrobiography: Space Legends
  • JWST: Revisualizing the Universe
  • Astrepreneurship: Pitching Business Ideas
B-Space Quiz2022-09-07T05:38:48+00:00
  • Mathematical Quiz : Space Mathematica
  • Space Technology Quiz : Space Tecathon
  • Glossary Learner : Space Concept Builder
  • Spellathon : Space Vocabulary
  • Crossword : Space Puzzles
C-Space Creative Writing2022-09-07T05:39:56+00:00
  • Essay Writing: Space Composition-English
  • Essay Writing: Space Composition-Urdu
  • Pictorial Story Writing: Space Fiction-English
  • Pictorial Story Writing: Space Fiction-Urdu
  • Letter to Editor: Space Journalism-English
  • Letter to Aliens: Extraterrestrial Communication-Urdu
D-Space Applications2022-09-07T05:42:48+00:00
  • Navigating Google Earth: Exploring Space Heritage
  • Space Environmental Solutions: Remote Sensing Satellite Applications
  • Zero Gravity Idea Bank: Exploring Gravity
  • Image Interpretation: Satellite Image Processing
  • Geocaching: Space Scavenger Hunt
  • Pictorial Geotagging: Mapping Stories
E-Space Innovation2022-09-07T05:44:04+00:00
  • CUBESAT Design: Nanosatellite Applications
  • Shooting the Night Sky: Surfing Deep Space
  • Virtual Astronomy: Exploring Space
  • Space Crash Inquiries: Investigating Space Tragedies
  • Aviation Disasters: Mayday Calls
F-Space Technology Demonstration2022-09-07T05:46:12+00:00
  • Aqua Rockets: Exploring Rocket Science
  • Pin Wheel Design: Aeronautical Swirl
  • Balloon Cart: Experimenting Thrust
  • Glider Flying: Reinventing Flight
  • Drag Chute: Safe Landing Design
  • Seed Paper Making : Gardening in Space
  • Microgravity Pens : Chirography in Space
G-Space Models & Collectables2022-09-07T05:50:11+00:00
  • Space Projects: Space Prototyping-Grade 6-8
  • Space Projects: Space Prototyping-Grade 9-12
  • Astrolabe Making: Modeling Universe for Navigation
  • Telescope Making: Observing Universe
  • Space Junk: Modeling the Space Debris
  • Junk Design: Space Debris Management-Grade 6-8
  • Junk Design: Space Debris Management-Grade 9-12
  • Space Philately: Space Commemorative Postage
  • Space Coinage: Space Memorials
  • Muslim Scientists: The Science Founders
  • Souvenir Designing: Space Mementos
H-Space Fine Arts2022-09-07T05:54:02+00:00
  • Painting: Colors in Space-Grade 6-8
  • Painting: Colors in Space-Grade 9-12
  • Sketching: Space Outlines
  • Calligraphy: Space Scriptures
  • Alien Sketch: Space Caricature
  • Masks Making: Space Masquerade
I-Space Performing Arts2022-09-07T05:55:46+00:00
  • WSW 2021 Selfie: Collecting Memories-Grade 6-8
  • WSW 2021 Selfie: Collecting Memories-Grade 9-12
  • One Man Show: Dramatizing Space-English/Urdu”
  • Space Theatre: Role Playing in Space
  • WSW Vlog: Broadcasting Space
J-Space Architecture2022-09-07T06:04:30+00:00
  • Space Park Design: Space Recreation
  • Planetarium Design: Exploring the Dome
  • J-Observatory Design: Designing Gateway to Space
K-Space for SDGs2022-09-07T06:06:17+00:00
  • Space Solutions: Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • SDG Wheel Making: Realizing the Prosperous Future
  • Conserving Climate: Environmental Detectives
  • Disaster Management: Inspecting Temporal Change
  • Model UNOOSA
L-Space Life2022-09-07T06:09:12+00:00
  • Space Recipes: The Space Chefs
  • Sports in Space: Designing Space Olympics
  • Space Settlement: Colonizing Mars
  • Visualizing Space Environment: Living in Space
  • Space Farming: Making a Greenhouse in Sky


Dates :

  • Preliminary: Sep 19-23, 2022 (Online)
  • Final Round: Oct 6-8, 2022 (On-campus)


  • Registration Fee : PKR 10000/- per Institution
  • Registration Fee is non transferable and non refundable.
  • For information on Registration Procedure please click here.
  • Registration will start from September 08, 2022.
  • Registration has been closed. Thank you for your response.

Registration Fee Payment Information

Account Title: IST Professional Development Center

Account No: 0001894146 or IBAN: PK49JSBL9567000001894146

Bank: JS Bank, Sihala Branch Islamabad, Pakistan.

Registration Method: Online/Bank Draft Transfer / Online Deposit

Space Ambassadors’ Forum

Space Ambassadors’ Forum this year was held online via Zoom on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. View the recording to know more about it.

The purpose of the Space Ambassadors Forum is to equip focal persons/space ambassadors of respective schools, colleges & institutes participating in World Space Week 2022 with the requisite tool and guidelines necessary for registration and participation processes.


Awards and Honours

WSW 2022 Championship Title for Institute
(Shield and Certificate)

WSW 2022 Runner-up for Institute

Module Excellence Awards for Winning Participant
(Shield and Certificate)

Module Runner Up Award for Runner-ups

Space Ambassador Award for the Focal Person
(Shield and Certificate)

Space Ambassador Acknowledgment Award

Participation Acknowledgement

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