World Space Week
World Space Week, October 4-10
To celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition" -- as declared by the United Nations General Assembly
Global recognition of the importance of space exploration and its benefits to life here on Earth.
Last year during ISS Expedition 21, Bob Thirsk and I had the honor of kicking off the 2009 World Space Week.