From the 4th- 10th October, people all over the world will be celebrating the benefits of space and sharing in the excitement of space exploration. World Space Week takes place around this time every year and has done so since the General Assembly of the United Nations declared this special week back in December 1999. This year, thousands of events across the globe will inspire students and focus on international cooperation in space.
World Space Week has grown to be the largest space celebration on Earth and last year the celebration included 3,700 events in 80 countries. This year’s theme is “Space Unites The World” and focuses on how space brings the world together. It was inspired by UNISPACE+50, an historic gathering of world space leaders which was held in June of this year. This event paved the way for strengthened cooperation between spacefaring and emerging space nations and will help space activities become more inclusive on a global scale.
So for this week’s Pic of the Week, we have selected this stunning photograph taken by Yevhen Samuchenko which was submitted to our Life After Dark competition back in 2015. A similar photograph taken by Yevhen actually won the competition, but we also like this image so wanted to share it with you today. To see our current competition that is open for entries please visit our competitions page.