Buzz Aldrin Needs Your Help!

Buzz sits on the Board of Directors for US World Space Week along with Bill Nye (yes- the Science Guy!) and WSW starts in only 33 days!  We are looking for sponsors to cover the $1,200 shipping costs to send this out of this world poster for World Space Week 2017 to all affiliated events.

Those that offer up a donation will receive one of these posters to have themselves, and those that donate $500 or above will receive a poster and also have their name on the WSW website.  Please know, even a $5 donation will help support this initiative.  All donations are tax deductible and we can't get there without your help!

Stacy Smith, the CEO of Rocket Juice, is the Director of Galactic Outreach of World Space Week.  In honor of our association, Rocket Juice will be hosting a small Space Hackathon in San Francisco the week of October 4 - 11th. We will announce details and open ticket sales via this blog Tuesday September 12th.  

Each year, the World Space Week Association (WSWA) selects a theme for the upcoming World Space Week (WSW) to provide a focus of the activities and events that take a place throughout the world, during 4-10 October . WSWA is pleased to announce the 2017 World Space Week Theme: “Exploring New Worlds in Space”.

The 2017 World Space Week Theme is an outward facing theme that serves to inspire the World. It puts as a focal point astrobiology missions like New Horizons (NASA’s first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt); feats on engineering such as Lockheed Martin’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (NASA’s first spacecraft designed to facilitate long-duration, human-rated deep space exploration of new worlds) and efforts of New Space actors such as Space X (revolutionary space technology projects with ultimate goal of enabling people to inhabit other planets like Mars) and other entities with a vision for exploration and utilization of extraterrestrial resources, such as metals from asteroids, water from the Moon, and unlimited solar energy in Earth orbit.

From the first race to the South Pole, and first solo flight accross Atlantic, to the opening of a sea route from Europe to the East, exploration and adventures have always defined our very existence as inhabitants of planet Earth. World Space Week celebrations in 2017 will open-up avenues to improve the vast human knowledge and awareness of the clear benefits of space technology and its applications. This will also illustrate that our exploration potential has no end, and that the sky is not the limit for the many wonders of human discovery. Last year’s inward looking theme “Remote sensing: Enabling our future” celebrated Earth Observation from the Space for the betterment of human race and witnessed a record-braking 2700+ events from a total of 86 participating countries. This made it by far the largest space celebration in history and we hope to surpass that in 2017!

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