“Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!”
-Yuri Gagarin,1st person in space
April 12, 2011 Marks the 50th anniversary of human Spaceflight. Lets take some time to commemorate this great achievement. Look on the Yuri’s Night website Events List for events close to you and attend. Yuri’s Night draws tens of thousands of space explorers, artists, engineers, musicians, scientists and partygoers from around the world each year. At the flagship event hosted by the NASA Ames Research Center in 2010, over 12,000 space fans and students attended. Yuri’s Night was created by Loretta Hidalgo and George Whitesides. Also watch for the Premier of the film “FIRST ORBIT” on April 12th.
Yuri Gagarin: 108 minutes that changed the world