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Space Foundation Yuri's Night Discounted Tickets Available to Discovery Center Passport Members

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 25, 2015) - There are many benefits to becoming a Discovery Center Passport member, including special event discounts. Tickets for Space Foundation Yuri's Night on April 12 are now available to Discovery Center Passport members for the discounted price of $17.50 per person, compared with $27.50 advance non-member tickets, or $35.00 non-member tickets at the door.

Space Foundation Yuri's Night will be held on Sunday, April 12, from 6:00 -- 9:00 p.m. at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. This event is part of the global celebration 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.

The discounted Passport member ticket price for Space Foundation Yuri's Night includes admission, hors-d'oeuvres and the opportunity to meet the astronauts and former NASA administrators who shaped U.S. history in space, including:

  • Dr. Buzz Aldrin
  • CAPT Jeffrey Ashby
  • Leroy Chiao, Ph.D.
  • Lt. Gen. Susan Helms
  • Kathryn Thornton, Ph.D

Alan Ladwig, former NASA Director of External Communications, and Courtney Stadd, former NASA Chief of Staff, will also give presentations.

A cash bar will be available, as will keepsake Yuri's Night shot glasses, souvenir mugs and other memorabilia from the Discovery Center Store. The event is open to all adults and is a fundraiser for STEM education, with proceeds providing scholarships for students and teachers to experience hands-on field trips to the Discovery Center.

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road.

Discovery Center Passports are available for individuals, families and students, and depending on the type of passport, benefits may include:

  • Two free guest passes to the Space Foundation Discovery Center
  • Admission to Summer of Discovery
  • Special event discounts
  • 10 percent discount on all Discovery Center Store merchandise
  • Member-only sneak previews of new exhibits
  • Ongoing event calendar and email notifications and updates
  • Free Admission to participating ASTC Science Centers across the country

Learn how to purchase a Discovery Center Passport at

Passport Members are encouraged to reserve tickets for Yuri's Night in advance at

For information, call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.