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World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates mark two important events:

  • October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, opening the way for space exploration.
  • October 10, 1967:  Signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

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