Second Annual Space Foundation Yuri's Night Will Benefit STEM Education

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For the second year in a row, the Space Foundation will celebrate Yuri’s Night with a special evening at the Space Foundation Discovery Center on Sunday, April 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Space Foundation’s robust STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs.

Yuri’s Night is an international celebration of the first manned spaceflight completed by Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961, and the first Space Shuttle launch on April 12, 1981. The celebrations will be the kick-off to Space Symposium week for the Space Foundation.

The admission price for Yuri’s Night includes two tickets that can be used for drinks as well as many fun activities. Additional drink/activity tickets can be purchased onsite throughout the evening, with each ticket purchased supporting students in our education programs.

Meet former NASA astronauts Dr. Leroy Chiao and CAPT Jon McBride, USN (Ret.) and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Director, Todd May, our guest speakers.

This adults-only evening will also feature:

  • souvenir Yuri's Night glassware
  • new Discovery Center exhibits
  • a green screen photo bar and games
  • Theremin music by Matt Ventimiglia

Have fun and support a great cause!
It's not just today’s educators who are on the front lines of engaging students and empowering them with skills and confidence to pursue a STEM field of study. Parents, family, teachers and all community members play a key role in the future. Every single person has a stake in inspiring and enabling the next generation to explore and innovate. Thank you for being part of our efforts by attending Space Foundation Yuri’s Night!

Purchase your tickets now and save! Advance tickets are available for $45 at The event is expected to sell out, so don’t wait too long! It’s sure to be a great evening for a great cause.

Pictured: events from last year's Space Foundation Yuri's Night

This article is part of Space Watch: March 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 3).