Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space’s World Space Week website

Tell the kids!

As part of its World Space Week celebrations, Airbus Defence and Space has launched a special mini website, where young people can learn about space through images, videos and cartoons, test their knowledge in a fun-packed quiz, and even leave a message or upload a picture on the interactive online pinboard!

World Space Week

World Space Week is an annual world-wide celebration of ‘science and technology’s role in improving people’s lives’.

World Space Week takes place every year on 4–10 October. These dates commemorate the launch of Sputnik, the first ever artificial satellite, on 4 October 1957, and the entry into force of the International Space Treaty on 10 October 1967.

World Space Week was launched by the United Nations in 1999.

Airbus Defence and Space gets involved in World Space Week

Airbus Defence and Space, Europe’s leading space company, has been supporting World Space Week for the past four years. The purpose of the week, during which numerous events will take place, is to inform the general public about the world of space, the associated technologies and skills, and how it helps life here on Earth.