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NATIONAL SPACE DAY – First Friday in May

National Space Day First Friday in MayNATIONAL SPACE DAY

National Space Day is observed annually on the first Friday in May.  This day is dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space.  The goal of National Space Day is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education in young people to inspire them to pursue a career in science, especially a career in space-related jobs.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Teachers, students, space-related organizations, groups and agencies hold celebrations, demonstrations and educational programs each year on National Space Day.  National Space Day has grown so fast in recent years; the day is celebrated worldwide as International Space Day. Share your favorite space pictures using #NationalSpaceDay

HISTORY

National Space Day was created in 1997 by the Lockheed Martin Corporation as a one-day event.  In 2001, due to its extreme popularity, former astronaut and Senator John Glenn expanded Space Day to International Space Day.

DATES
May 4, 2018
May 3, 2019
May 1, 2020
May 7, 2021
May 6, 2022
May 5, 2023
May 3, 2024
May 2, 2025
May 1, 2026

There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

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