Yuri’s Night Parties from Auckland, New Zealand to Alicante, Spain to Los Angeles, California Celebrate the Power of Space to Bring the World Together

Yuri’s Night Parties from Auckland, New Zealand to Alicante, Spain to Los Angeles, California Celebrate the Power of Space to Bring the World Together

After years of an international pandemic as well as some claims of the canceling of Yuri, the international celebration of human spaceflight returns. The past year has been challenging in many ways. Yuri's Night believes it is critical, now more than ever, to celebrate the things that bring humanity together as a species and inspire each person to step up as the Crew of Spaceship Earth. - April 09, 2022

160+ Yuri’s Night Parties from Finland to Antarctica Celebrate Over 50 Years of Accomplishments in Human Space Exploration

160+ Yuri’s Night Parties from Finland to Antarctica Celebrate Over 50 Years of Accomplishments in Human Space Exploration

Yuri’s Night, the worldwide space party celebrated each April 12 since 2001, not only recognizes Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, but also the Apollo astronauts as we approach the 50th anniversary of the first crewed moon landing of Apollo 11. This year, thousands of people will be celebrating the accomplishments of the brave men and women who have and currently are venturing into space to perform research and push the boundaries of human capabilities. - April 11, 2019

Global Yuri's Night Regional Team Leaders Needed

Yuri's Night is looking for volunteer outreach team members, who are responsible for engaging with their local communities and networks to spread the Yuri’s Night message and encourage people to register and host Yuri’s Night events around the world. - March 13, 2017

The Chop Shop and Yuri’s Night Join Forces to Distribute Yuri’s Night Gear to Space Geeks Worldwide

Yuri’s Night is now partnering with the creative gurus at the Chop Shop to distribute Yuri’s Night merchandise globally in 2017. - January 13, 2017

This Weekend Yuri’s Night Celebrates 55 Years of Human Spaceflight at 200 Events Worldwide

This weekend, at 200+ events in more than 50 countries across the globe, Yuri’s Night celebrates the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight into space on April 12, 1961 and the 35th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle launch, STS-1. - April 09, 2016

Yuri’s Night Teams Up with Disney Junior's "Miles from Tomorrowland" to Inspire Young Kids' Interest in Human Spaceflight

Yuri’s Night Teams Up with Disney Junior's "Miles from Tomorrowland" to Inspire Young Kids' Interest in Human Spaceflight

Yuri’s Night has teamed up with Disney Junior's hit intergalactic animated TV series "Miles from Tomorrowland" to release a special at-home party kit of activities, recipes, and crafts for kids and their families in celebration of the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering flight into space on April 12, 1961. - April 05, 2016

Yuri’s Night Commemorative #BeAnAstronaut Patches Now Available for Limited Time

Yuri’s Night worked with space patch designer Tim Gagnon to create a unique tribute to the record-breaking 18,300 astronaut applicants. - March 23, 2016

Yuri's Night Congratulates 2015 Spirit of Yuri's Night Award Winner Alan Stern

Dr. Alan Stern, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute, is currently the principal investigator of the New Horizons NASA mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Due to his fantastic work to share his team's mission with the public and his efforts over many years to found companies that seek to increase public involvement in spaceflight, Alan is being awarded the Spirit of Yuri's Night award for 2015. - January 26, 2016

Yuri's Night Celebrated Around World for the 15th Year in a Row from Greenland to Antarctica

Yuri's Night, the yearly worldwide celebration of human spaceflight, is launching this weekend with over 180 events in 39 countries around the globe. Thousands of people around the globe will participate in parties, events, and education days to celebrate humanity's past, present, and future in space. - April 10, 2015

Yuri’s Night Supports the Explorers at Virgin Galactic

The Yuri’s Night team was saddened to learn on Friday of the tragic accident in Mojave during the testing of SpaceShipTwo. The team stands with Virgin Galactic during this time and their thoughts are with Virgin Galactic, their partner companies, and their families. - November 03, 2014

Statement on the Global Nonpartisan Mission of Yuri's Night

Yuri's Night, the world space party, has recently watched some sponsors pull out of events to celebrate Yuri's Night on April 12 due to Russia's actions in Ukraine. This is a disappointing development for the worldwide organization. The purpose of this event is to celebrate human spaceflight together in a way that transcends borders and politics. The Yuri's Night global team hopes the event will encourage participants to celebrate our human potential rather than focusing on divisive politics. - March 26, 2014

Yuri’s Night Catalyst Competition - Sponsored by collectSPACE

Be a Yuri’s Night “Catalyst.” Celebrate and win space flown prize packs. - March 10, 2014

Yuri’s Night Announces 2014 Global Executive Team; Opens Event Registration

Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, today announced the 2014 Global Executive Team and has launched event registration on their website for 2014 Yuri's Night events at http://register.yurisnight.net. - August 21, 2013

Chris Hadfield, Canadian Space Agency Are Recipients of 2013 Spirit of Yuri's Night Award

The Yuri's Night Board of Directors is extremely proud to announce that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and the Canadian Space Agency have been named the recipients of this year's Spirit of Yuri's Night Award. "Chris Hadfield is a true space rockstar," said Yuri's Night Executive... - May 15, 2013

Yuri's Night Signs Affiliation Agreement with Science Cheerleader, SciStarter on ISS-Bound Research Project

Yuri's Night has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Science Cheerleader and SciStarter on Project MERCCURI, a microbial research project that will fly to the International Space Station this fall. Project MERCCURI, an investigation anchored by the University of California... - March 14, 2013

Yuri's Night Partners with We Want Our Future for Postcard Contest

In celebration of the 52nd anniversary of human spaceflight and Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight, Yuri’s Night and the We Want Our Future Initiative are pleased to announce their collaboration on a postcard contest for Yuri's Night 2013! We Want Our Future, a Yuri's Night partner, is a... - January 19, 2013

Yuri’s Night Invites Space Enthusiasts to Register and Plan Events for 2013

Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, has opened its new website and is inviting everyone interested in space and space exploration to begin planning parties and events for Yuri’s Night 2013. The new Yuri’s Night website, created by acclaimed designer Jason Cranford Teague,... - January 05, 2013

Yuri’s Night Announces Pete Worden as Recipient of 2012 Spirit of Yuri’s Night Award

Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, today announced that NASA Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden is the 2012 recipient of the Spirit of Yuri’s Night Award. The Spirit of Yuri’s Night Award, chosen each year by the Yuri’s Night Board of Directors, recognizes... - July 05, 2012

Yuri’s Night Celebrates 51 Years in Space

Today, Yuri’s Night celebrates the 12th year of the World Space Party, 51 years since Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight into space and 21 years since the first launch of the Space Shuttle. Space enthusiasts and supporters of human spaceflight will be gathering at over 220 events in 50... - April 14, 2012

Yuri’s Night Opens Party Registration for 2012

Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, has officially opened registration for 2012 Yuri’s Night events and parties. Building on the 2012 Yuri’s Night theme of "Make an Impact," this year promises to offer more events in more places throughout the world and in... - February 09, 2012

Yuri's Night Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Third Rock Radio's RFC Media

Yuri's Night announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Houston-based RFC Media, LLC, producers of Third Rock Radio. Third Rock, an online radio station developed under a Space Act Agreement through NASA, mixes "new rock" music with NASA news and updates, and has received rave reviews since its launch earlier this month. - December 24, 2011

Yuri’s Night Announces Partnership with National Space Society

Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Space Society (NSS) that provides for cooperation and joint activities between the two organizations. - October 22, 2011

Yuri’s Night Announces 2012 Slogan: “Make An Impact”

Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, has announced its slogan for the 2012 event. “Yuri’s Night 2012: Make an Impact” calls on event organizers and attendees around the world to both remember the impact of space travel on human society and make their own impact locally... - October 08, 2011

Yuri's Night Officially Recognized as 501(c)(3) Organization

On the week of April 12, 2011, the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first human spaceflight and the 30th anniversary of the first launch of the Space Shuttle, Yuri's Night is quite pleased to announce that Yuri's Night, Inc., the organization which maintains Yuri's Night on the global level, has... - April 13, 2011

Yuri's Night Live is "Go For Liftoff"

Online Community Established for Yuri’s Night Events - April 10, 2011

Yuri’s Night Announces Celebrity Judges, Extends Contest Deadlines

Yuri’s Night is pleased to announce that Xeni Jardin, co-editor of Boing Boing, and Ariel Waldman, founder of Spacehack.org, will be serving as judges for the Yuri’s Night “Call To Humanity” Space Ad Contest, sponsored by Space Travellers. The Space Ad Contest calls on... - March 28, 2011

$18,000 in Prizes Offered by Yuri’s Night in "Call to Humanity" Space Exploration Advertisement Competition and Yuri’s Night International Space Sweepstakes

Yuri's Night is excited to commemorate the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight by launching two contests: the “Call to Humanity” Space Exploration Ad Competition, which calls on talented graphic designers, artists, and other creative individuals to create a powerful and inspiring... - February 26, 2011

Yuri's Night Announces Start of 2011 Tribute Video Contest

Yuri's Night, the World Space Party, announced this evening on Spacevidcast Live the official opening of a global competition to create videos that best engage the public in celebrating the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight and embody the spirit of Yuri's Night. The top submission will receive... - February 06, 2011

Yuri's Night Incorporates in California

Yuri’s Night, the worldwide celebration of space exploration, gained a measure of independence today with its establishment as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of California. - November 18, 2010

Yuri's Night Kicks Off 50 Years of Human Spaceflight Video Project

Series begins with interview of ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain. Yuri's Night, the World Space Party, is proud to announce the inauguration of the 50 Years Of Human Spaceflight Video Project. To celebrate the golden anniversary of human spaceflight, Yuri's Night will be recording interviews with celebrities, prominent space enthusiasts, and everyday space fans, and releasing them on the Yuri's Night Blog and iTunes-subscribable Yuri's Night podcast. - October 02, 2010

Yuri's Night Announces YN2011 Executive Team Members

Yuri's Night, the World Space Party, has officially finalized its global Executive Team responsible for the expansion, promotion and support of Yuri's Night's events in 2011. April 12th, 2011 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight (by Yuri Gagarin), and to prepare for this... - July 10, 2010

Yuri's Night 2010 Festivities Begin April 9th Weekend

Last Friday, April 9, marked the official kickoff of festivities for the 2010 edition of Yuri's Night, a global celebration of the rich history and future potential of humanity in space. Tens of thousands of people around the world are expected to participate in over 180 Yuri's Night events in 63 countries on all 7 continents. - April 10, 2010

Yuri's Night Podcast Series Draws Astronaut Support

As part of the preparations for their 10th consecutive year of promoting space-based celebration, Yuri's Night is publicly releasing a podcast series of toasts and personal notes from prominent space personalities in support of the World Space Party. After a soft launch of the Yuri's Night podcast... - January 30, 2010

Yuri's Night Applauds NASA Administrator's Call for Outreach

Yuri's Night today expressed its strongest support for NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's call for scientists to reach out and engage with younger and nonscientific audiences in his recent address to the American Astronomical Society. Yuri's Night applauds Bolden's call for expanded outreach and... - January 24, 2010

Yuri's Night Applauds Global Space-Based Broadcast Featuring Guy Laliberte, Cirque de Soleil, U2 and Al Gore

Yuri's Night wishes to officially express its strongest support for the upcoming Poetic Social Mission Event: Moving Stars and Earth for Water. This performance by the next private space explorer, Guy Laliberte, is scheduled to be broadcast live around the world Friday October 9th, 8:00 PM ET (12 AM GMT) during his stay on the International Space Station. - September 24, 2009

Yuri's Night 2009 Kicks Off Worldwide

April 4th, 2009 marks the official beginning of Yuri's Night 2009, a weeklong celebration of humanity's presence in space named after spaceflight pioneer Yuri Gagarin. As of April 3rd, over 170 parties in 41 countries had been registered to occur between April 4th and April 12th. Events being held... - April 05, 2009

Yuri's Night to be Featured on Ace of Cakes

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the NASA Goddard Space Center, Duff Goldman and his staff at Charm City Cakes are baking a Hubble Space Telescope-themed cake for Yuri's Night DC at Goddard, one of four Yuri's Night events being held in the metro Washington, DC area. The Baltimore-based... - April 02, 2009

Yuri's Night Team Launches Space Raffle

The executive council for Yuri's Night, The World Space Party, is pleased to announce the launch of a new fund-raising campaign at SpaceRaffle.net, the world's first long term raffle campaign supporting a space cause. Starting with a raffle of up to $500 in travel / accommodation funds for the... - February 03, 2009

Yuri's Night Shatters Previous Party Records

Yuri's Night Shatters Previous Party Records

When Yuri's Night, an organization dedicated to forwarding the cause of space exploration by holding events around the world each April 12, held over 120 parties on a single day in 2007, it was viewed as an incredible accomplishment unlikely to be topped. Earlier this week, though, Yuri's Night... - April 11, 2008

Yuri's Night Houston: A Celebration Worthy of Space City

The Yuri’s Night Houston organization is in the process of planning an extraordinary event to be held April 12, 2008, to celebrate the first human flight in space and the launch of the first space shuttle. Boeing has stepped up to serve as the Yuri’s Night Houston 2008 Presenting... - February 16, 2008

YN Party Profile: Singleton, Australia

With just over two months left until Yuri's Night 2008, the single party to register so far in the Land Down Under is... in Singleton, Australia. - February 09, 2008

YN Party Profile: Stuttgart, Germany

Yuri's Night 2007 saw the celebration of dozens of international parties, but not many were larger than the one held in Stuttgart, Germany. Hundreds of guests and reporters packed the SkyBar Stuttgart, which featured presentations from the European Space Agency (or ESA), stargazing, and greetings... - January 24, 2008

T-3 Months for Yuri's Night 2008; Party Packs Now Available

Space enthusiasts around the world are beginning to mark their calendars, as only three months remain until the start of this year's Yuri's Night festivities. To help each party promote and plan their event, as they come even closer to April 12th, Yuri's Night has begun offering their Party Pack... - January 14, 2008

Yuri's Night Party Profile: Phoenix, Arizona

People in cities around the world are gearing up for the hottest party in 2008--Yuri's Night. Phoenix, Arizona is no exception. Not only is Arizona the hottest state in America, but Arizona and Phoenix are no strangers to human and robotic space exploration. Many universities and companies around... - December 21, 2007

Zero-G Flight Raffle at World's Biggest Space Celebration

Celebrate the dawn of the space age with Yuri’s Night Houston. On April 12, 2008, a celebration in honor of mankind’s first steps into space will take place with food, music, games, and a raffle for a free zero-gravity flight. What is Yuri’s Night? On April 12, 1961, Yuri... - November 04, 2007

Yuri's Night Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Sputnik Launch

Fifty years from the launch of Sputnik, the day that marked the beginning of the Space Age, the space event organizational group Yuri's Night is celebrating with the official start of planning for its 2008 festivities. "Yuri's Night is interested in raising awareness about all aspects of... - October 05, 2007

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