Belated Happy World Space Week To Everyone! | Astronomy and Law

Space Week 2012

The the 13th annual week long international celebration of spaceflight and exploration ran from  Oct. 4 through today.  Both dates are key dates in the history of space exploration. On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union lofted Sputnik 1, humanity’s first-ever artificial satellite. And the Outer Space Treaty, which forms the basis for international space law, came into effect on Oct. 10, 1967.

via Belated Happy World Space Week To Everyone! | Astronomy and Law.

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