Every October the GN calls for global actions to support “Keep Space for Peace Week”
In 1999 the United Nations General Assembly declared that October 4-10 every year would be designated as ‘World Space Week’ to “celebrate the contributions of space science and tchnology to the betterment of the human condition” – we ask people to recognise this as a time to Keep Space for Peace.
Each year the GN provides a poster for use to highlight the Week of Actions and posts a list of the actions organised by our members.
Keep Space for Peace Week
October 2-9 2021
A gold rush into space is now underway.
There are tens of thousands of mini-satellites expected to be launched in coming years, mostly for 5G which will have military application for greater surveillance and targeting.
We can expect growing deterioration of the Earth’s ozone layer due to toxic rocket exhaust. More spaceports (often in environmentally sensitive areas) are being constructed to handle the glut in launches. Astronomers are angry as they witness the dark night sky covered in satellite trails.
The privatization of space for profit puts the United Nations’ Moon and Outer Space Treaties in jeopardy. The Pentagon’s ‘Space Force’ is issuing statements about the U.S. determination to control the pathway ‘on and off’ the planet.
Now is the time for us to gather internationally and call for protection of the space environment from greed, pollution and war. Join us by organizing a local public event in your community during Keep Space for Peace Week.
launch sites, outside government buildings and more.
Please check out & share our many short space videos.
See our video list here
Be sure to let us know about any event
you organize in your local community during space week.
Enter your event details here
In 2019 there were 40 actions in 10 countries.
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