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Yuri’s Night World Space Party at the California Science Center

Yuri’s Night World Space Party at the California Science Center

Apr 8, 2014

Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle. Yuri’s Night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. These events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbecue.

For over 10 years, Yuri’s Night has been bringing awesome space-themed parties to people all around the planet on April 12th. This year’s Los Angeles event will be held under the city’s newest gem- the Space Shuttle Endeavour. With 25 space missions under her belt she is a true veteran of human space flight.  Endeavour is the honored guest at the center of this years celebration. Especially since Yuri’s Night celebrates the joint anniversaries of the 1st flight of the Space Shuttle (on April 12, 1981) and the 1st flight of a human being into space (Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961).

science centerPhoto by Andrea Gutierrez

Attend this weekend’s celebration Friday, April 11 starting at 9:00pm under the space shuttle at the California Science Center, Register Here

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