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UN-declared World Space Week 2012 begins today - October 4.
Each year, the global space community celebrates World Space Week, October 4-10. Getting synergy from synchronized outreach, organizations and individuals in over 50 nations hold events during the week to promote space and inspire students. 388 events have been registered for WSW 2012.
World Space Week motivates young people to get involved in science and space education and to follow-up that training into exciting careers. Institutions that are involved in space and science have the opportunity to be promoted and the week enables national and international cooperation towards a common goal.
The theme for 2012, "Space for Human Safety and Security", has been chosen to celebrate the many ways in which mankind's activities in space improve our daily lives.