World Space Week is the annual week of celebrating achievements and contributions of Space Science, technology, and its applications. 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. The dates signify the UN General 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 Outer Space, on 10th October 1967.
World Space Week Association (www.worldspaceweek.org), a non-government, non-profit international organization, coordinates this celebratory week worldwide through National Coordinators appointed in each country. 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. In Pakistan, the event is coordinated by the country’s National Coordinator, the Secretary of the National Space Agency of Pakistan, SUPARCO, through Space Education and Awareness Drive (SEAD). The Space Education and Research Lab of the National Center of GIS and Space Applications at Institute of Space Technology is the main lead for organizing world space week.