Posterity comes from Middle English posterite, from Anglo-French pusterite, from Latin posterus ("coming after")
Though Fall has been upon us now for a few weeks, it sure doesn't feel like it in South Florida! No worries though, there are other things that we can be excited about. One being World Space Week. According to the website, the week is defined as"an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition."
Before the world had World Space Week there was only "Spaceweek", which celebrated the first moon landing. It was first observed in 1980 and by the next year the Spaceweek National Headquarters was developed and was now organizing yearly events. By 1999, "Spaceweek" had spread to over 15 nations and it is also when the UN National General Assembly decided that Oct.4-10 would be known annually as World Space Week.
This year's theme is "The Moon: Gateway to the Stars", which I am sure is not coincidental, since 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and mankind's first steps on the Moon.