World Space Week
I also have a long-term interest in space. I can remember the thrill I felt when I first discovered science-fiction on the shelves of my local library (quite a few years ago now).
So World Space Week is made for me. I can’t think why I’ve not heard about it before, given that it’s been going for several years.
This year’s focus is particularly interesting – it zooms in on the use of space technology to help organise aid to disaster areas and pinpoint people at risk. Since the charter underlying the sharing principles that make this possible was signed, it has been activated about 200 times. Thousands owe their lives to those eyes in space.
The website has a lot of detail and is well worth a read.