World Space Week
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World Space Week is observed annually from the 4th to 10th of October every year.
In India, World Space Week 2022 is being celebrated in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Institute (ISRO) and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
During this, a National Space Quiz Competition is being organized to increase the interest of the school children towards astronomical knowledge and science.
It is dedicated to celebrate the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.
In the year 1999, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared the World Space Week to be celebrated.
It commemorates Sputnik-1, the first man-made Earth satellite, launched on 4 October 1957.
The theme of Space Week 2022 is "Space and Sustainability" with a focus on achieving sustainability in space.
It is coordinated by the United Nations in collaboration with the World Space Week Association (WSWA), a non-profit organization.
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