World Space Week is observed from 04 to 10 October. World Space Week is being observed from 04 to 10 October. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared World Space Week on 1999. The establishments under the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is also celebrated World Space Week by arranging lectures by eminent scientist.
The theme for World Space Week 2020 is “Satellites Improve Life”
To increase the awareness of the society about the benefits of Peaceful Uses of Space Science and Technology and to recognize the contributions, the Space Science and Technology can make to the betterment of human condition.
These days commemorate the following two events:
- The first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, launched to space on 4 October 1957 and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies on 10 October 1967.
- In 2019, the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first step on the moon on 20 July 1969 celebrated.
1) World Space Week was declared by which organization? – UNGA
2) First artificial satellite, Sputnik I, launched to space on which year? – 1957
3) Sputnik I launched by which country? – Russia
4) What is the theme of World Space Week 2020? – Satellites Improve Life
5) Name India’s first satellite and when it was launched? – Aryabhatta, 19 April, 1975
6) Name India’s first pico-satellite? – StudSat
7) Which satellite is dedicated as India’s first multi-wavelength space observatory? – Astrosat
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