Space Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday of May. This year it falls on Friday, 05/04/18. Lockheed Martin created this unofficial educational holiday in 1997. It was created to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to learn more about space and space exploration.
The fact is that the universe beyond the Earth’s atmosphere is full of a different form of radiation and lots of debris such as meteors, comets, and asteroids. Space is also referring to the void between the Earth’s atmosphere and other celestial bodies that are both known and unknown.
One way to celebrate this day is by visiting the Maryland Science Center to check out their many exhibits including the Life Beyond Earth exhibit .
Did you know….that you cannot hear any sound in space? Click here to find out why