World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contributions to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:
October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration; and
October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, a.k.a. "The Outer Space Treaty".
This year’s theme is “Women in Space”. For more information and a listing of RL and Virtual events worldwide: [ https://www.worldspaceweek.org ].
Spacey Sock Hop Lift Off for World Space Week 2021 with DJ Aristippus
Monday, 4 October from 3 to 5 pm SL/Pacific time
Location: NSS L-1 BALLroom
[ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/National%20Space%20Society/128/152/1261 ]
Tea & Rockets
Wednesday, 6 October from 6 to 8 pm SL/Pacific time
Location: Rocket Ring central stage
[ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/128/169/24 ]
Join us as we soak up the rocket fumes…errr…view, at the International Spaceflight Museum’s iconic Rocket Ring and discuss humanity’s past, present and future in space…”gunpowder tea” will be served!
Out Of This World Awards Event Of The Year
Saturday, 9 October from 3 to 4 pm SL/Pacific time
Location: SpaceX In Second Life Event Center~NSS Location
[ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/National%20Space%20Society/38/226/3675 ]
Black tie / formal attire please...drinks and hors d'oeuvre will be served.
Guest of Honor Dr. Joseph Borg of Malta will be receiving an Achievement award, and additional awards will be presented. Dr. Borg and his colleagues are the first Maltese space project to be launched via a SpaceX rocket. His cube with science experiments successfully made it to the International Space Station.
[ https://www.um.edu.mt/newspoint/news/2021/07/joseph-borg-magazines ].
Live-streamed outside of Second Life at:
[ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaCt33MsVmkQBm-Z7b-Zo5CegcPaUvOtA ].
Throughout World Space Week, please enjoy our audio stream in Second Life or at [ http://stream.gclef320kbps.us:11032 ]. Our WSW playlist is inspired by, but not limited to, this year’s theme of “Women in Space”.