SpaceUp LIVE: World Space Week edition

SpaceUp LIVE World Space Week Edition – 7 October 2020

Join us for the third edition of SpaceUp LIVE! SpaceUp LIVE is an online version of the global “space unconference” SpaceUp. It is a brilliant way to spend time with collaborators all over the world, without leaving your home, sharing your passion for space. Registration is now open via Eventbrite.



If you don’t already, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel where the event will be broadcasted. Don’t forget to click twice on the bell button to receive our notifications.

The event will be online,on Wednesday 7 October 2020, from 17:00 to 20:00 BST (18:00-21:00 CET, 12pm-3pm EDT)

Add the event to your Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, join our Facebook Event or set a YouTube Live Reminder.

Follow our Twitter discussion online at the hashtags #SpaceUpLIVE and #WSW2020

How does it work?

Everyone who registers for SpaceUp LIVE is encouraged to give a talk or start a discussion in a live conference call. We bring together your submissions and amend the grid to moderate the best selections, which are posted to the “grid”.
Those who register will be able to join the Q&A to directly interact with us at the end of each session. Viewers who join our Q&A will also be able to ask questions.

What if I don’t want to present?

Of course you are invited to do a talk at this event, but you do not have to. The event will be streamed to YouTube Live for anyone who just wants to listen in. Of course you can still participate in the networking and informal talk using the chat function in You Tube!

YouTube Live Link

You can watch the event live via this link (event will start on 7 October 2020 at 19:00 BST/20:00 CET):

World Space Week 2020

More than 8,000 events in 96 countries celebrated “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars” in 2019. This year the theme for World Space Week is “Satellites Improve Life.”

“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition” – UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999

What is World Space Week?

World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:

  • October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration
  • October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.


Organiser – R&R Space (@randrspace @spaceupleics)

It is the mission of R&R Space to push the boundaries of space technology and innovation by engaging people and ideas. We achieve this through new and exciting concept events and training. It is our aim to inspire a new wave of entrepreneurs and space explorers by unlocking their potential and linking them with new skills to build the future of space. R&R Space is founded by two space enthusiasts and aspiring entrepreneurs, Ryan Laird (@rjmlaird) and Ryan Bradley-Evans (@astro_ryanbe) who share a common vision of humanity’s place in space. R&R Space are the organisers of SpaceUp Leicester. They use SpaceUp as a means to start the discussion around the topic of space, building a sense of community and a hub in the region for this growing industry. The aim is to spark some creative ideas that could lead on to future projects and activities in the region and beyond.