Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at https://yurisnight.net/events/
Starts at 12:00 PM · Ends on Apr 12, 2017 at 11:59 PM, CDT (America/Chicago)
Celebrate the first person in space (1961) and the launch of the first space shuttle (1981)...
"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 human in space.
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 Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.