National Space Day
On the first Friday in May each year, National Space Day is observed.In order to increase public understanding of the importance of space exploration and its advantages for humanity, Lockheed Martin Corporation founded it in 1997.
People are urged to know more about developments in space and space research on National Space Day. This can be accomplished through educational initiatives, open forums, and Internet tools. This day is a day to honor the achievements made by scientists, engineers and astronauts.
Since National Space Day is not a recognized holiday, shops and educational institutions are usually open. However, many educational institutions and organizations associated with space exploration may host unique events or activities to mark the occasion.