National Space Day
National Space Day:
National Space Day is celebrated on the first Friday in May. It is celebrated to honor the contribution of space science and technology for the betterment of human society.
|2022||6th May||Friday||United States|
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Why National Space Day?
National Space Day is celebrated to honor the extraordinary achievements, benefits, and opportunities that opened up so many new facts about the universe which we never knew before. These discoveries are still some of the fascinating discoveries human beings have ever made.
These discoveries of the universe helped us grow as a society. We created a future that was only possible because of the determination and hard work we put in to come to these amazing results. Our dedication to finding the hidden mysteries of the universe is what keeps us going and leading to these amazing discoveries.
Space Exploration is now one of the most known careers, and many people put so much effort to contribute to the growth of our society. It is amazing how we have been exploring space for less than sixty years, and we have come to many amazing conclusions. The wonders of science have led us to so many new things we did not know existed, and there are so many more we do not know of and which are yet to be discovered.
This day is celebrated to promote Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, collectively known as STEM, among young individuals and inspire them to pursue a career in science, including space science.
There are so many career opportunities in STEM; Space careers are one of them. Dedicating their lives to learn about the universe we live in is one of the many ways students can choose their career path. There are so many different career paths within this career. It provides them with endless opportunities. Astronomers, Astronauts, Robotic Engineers, Accountants, and Scientists are just some of the well-known careers we know of. There are so many more we don’t know.
How can we observe National Space Day:
There are so many fun and interesting ways to observe and celebrate Space Day. Here are a few of them you can do:-
- Watch your favorite launch on television. It can be anyone you like, whether it is the Apollo 11, Space X Falcon 9, or any other launch.
- Grab your telescope and search for the moon, the stars, and so many more things
- Go stargazing under an open sky and enjoy the amazing view.
- Visit a space day event near you if you can. If you can’t find any events near you, you can organize one with your fellow space enthusiasts and friends.
- Build a rocket on your own and launch it.
- Visit your closest space museum or planetarium and spend your day exploring.
- You can even organize a space exhibition with your friends and display projects you or the other participants have made in this exhibition and post them on social media using #NationalSpaceDay and spread awareness among people.
Interesting Facts about National Space Day:
Here are some fun facts about this Day and Space in general that you might want to know:-
- The first space day was celebrated as a one-day event in 1997.
- Due to its worldwide popularity, this day is now celebrated as International Space Day in many corners of the world.
- You cannot hear sound in space because of the lack of atmosphere up there.
- One million Earths can fit in one sun, which shows us just how big the Sun is.
- Sunsets on Mars are blue.
- Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. It has a surface temperature of about 450 degrees Celsius.
- One day on Venus is longer than a year on Earth because of its slow axis rotation.
- Saturn is the least dense planet in the Solar System.
History of National Space Day:
The first exploration in space was way back in the 20th century. It is still hard to believe that we have come this far in discovering space since that time. We have celebrated so many victories in space since, whether it be the first human to land on the Moon or discover water on Mars.
The National Space Day was first celebrated in 1997 when Lockheed Martin Corporation inaugurated it as a one-day event. It was later expanded to International Space Day due to its worldwide popularity in 2001 by former astronaut and senator John Glenn.