The right time to gain altitude

A good time to gain altitude


On the fringes of human barbarism, the follies of war and the economic, social and financial chaos of the world, World Space Week this year celebrates “space and sustainability”. It's relaxing, instructive and inspiring…

Also, year after year, since December 6, 1999, several themes have followed one another since the establishment of this Week proclaimed by the United Nations (UN).

Last year, the theme was “Women in space”, and some 6,000 events had been organized in more than 96 countries for this purpose. A success.

Why a Global Week?

As in previous years, from October 4 to 10, 2022, thousands of followers will therefore have the opportunity to celebrate sustainability in space and sustainability from space in nearly a hundred countries.

To underline the contribution of science and technology to improving the human condition.

These days in October bring to mind two events: first, the launch of the Earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik, on October 4, 1957, and then the entry into force of the Space Treaty on October 10, 1967.

It is on this basis that the UN decided to hold this annual World Space Week. 


Here millions of years that humanity continues its long and constant evolution. We come from very far away. 

Think of Australopithecus, Lucy, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens…

Imagination, science and technology are vectors that put us where we are today in terms of knowledge of the universe and of ourselves. They will also determine the world in which the next generations of Homo sapiens sapiens will live.

For our teachers, this Week is ideal for, in particular, stirring up our young people's interest in the imagination, science in general and mathematics in particular.

It's also an ideal time to learn more and discover, among other things, the marvelous scientific journey of a young Quebecer, Farah Alibay. His wonderful biography, My Martian Year, published very recently by Éditions de l'Homme, will inspire more than one and more than one.

Also, this week is ideal for discovering or rediscovering the feats and the technological promises as well as the revelations of the famous James Webb telescope.

In addition, this is an opportunity to reconnect with the probe Voyager 2, as has did NASA last week… 

It's been almost 50 years and nearly 20 billion kilometers that it has traveled through the universe and from the interstellar void and continues to send us information.

Space is good for the soul when you are interested in it… 

It inspires humility and wisdom in particular, more than fatuity, barbarism, the madness of war and the economic, social and financial chaos of the world.

A good time to gain altitude