This international event commemorates the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957.
During World Space Week, teachers are encouraged to use space-themed activities in the classroom to promote student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This year, $500 teacher grants will be awarded for the most creative use of space in the classroom during World Space Week.
World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world, with celebrations in more than 50 nations. To learn more about World Space Week, search for events in your area and find educational materials related to the event, visit http://www.worldspaceweek.org/index.html.