We commemorate National Space Day on the first Friday in May, which is May 6 this year. It was established with the intention of motivating us all to continue our quest for knowledge and advancement.
With so much happening in the cosmos, a day set aside to take stock is long overdue. Though it’s doubtful you’ll be able to celebrate in outer space, you can still take part in your own corner of the cosmos with these gravity-defying facts, numbers, and suggestions for getting engaged this National Space Day.
When is National Space Day in 2022/23/24/25/26?
It is customary to mark the first Friday in May as National Space Day. From 2022 through 2026, the following table lists the particular occasions on which National Space Day will be observed.
Year Date Day
2022 May 6 Friday
2023 May 5 Friday
2024 May 3 Friday
2025 May 2 Friday
2026 May 1 Friday
What are the plans for Space Day?
There are various ways to commemorate National Space Day. If you’re searching for ideas for how to honour National Space Day this year, there’s no lack of fun activities to pick from!
People of all ages are urged to learn about space science and technology on this important day and to envisage the potential of future space travel.
National Space Day is also a moment to recognise the accomplishments of people who have made important contributions to the area of space exploration.
Some popular activities include attending space-themed events and exhibits, watching documentaries or films about the cosmos, participating in space-themed educational programmes and competitions, reading books on astronomy and other related topics, and following social media accounts or websites that focus on space exploration.
National Space Day is also marked by a variety of other events, such as parades, picnics, art and science fairs, and stargazing parties.
Why celebrate space?
On the first Friday in May each year, scientists, astronomers, astronauts, science fans, and more, commemorate National Space Day, honouring its secrets and beyond.
There is a lot to debate and learn about space during this yearly observance; from films on television to conversations on internet forums, everyone may benefit from knowing about space. The occasion was designed as a day to promote space and the disciplines of STEM among the kids.
What are some facts about space?
NASA made the groundbreaking discovery of Martian microbes in 1986. The cost of a whole astronaut suit is $12 million. Metal ignites instantaneously in space. On Earth, air and water particles hinder metal from fusing, thus heat is employed to join metal together. In space, with nothing to separate the atoms of two metals, they fuse together when they contact. In 2061, Hailey’s Comet is anticipated to circle past Earth again.
National Space Day: A Brief History
Really, the history of National Space Day reaches back to the very beginning of the universe when the Big Bang made its dramatic appearance in history and launched existence, life, and everything else as we know it into action.
In more modern terms, National Space Day started as a plain and simple National Space Day in 1997.
The day was founded to examine the numerous mysteries of the unknown space that our planet, and plenty of others, floats in. Children’s interest in science will grow as a result of this programme.
In 2001, Senator John Glenn, himself a former astronaut, renamed the day to National Space Day to extend its scope of celebration around the globe.
Although obviously there’s a case for it to become Interplanetary, or even Intergalactic National Space Day at some time in the near future, particularly if we ever make it to Mars, and that seems like a given conclusion.
Many scientific organisations observe this day with demonstrations, parties, and educational events.
You can be sure that your local science museum or observatory is doing something or other on this day, and it’s an excellent chance for you or your kids to learn about the wonders of the galaxy and beyond.