Friday, April 03, 2009
Yuri's Night 2009: April 4-12
What is Yuri's Night? It's a celebration of humanity’s achievements in space. The purpose is to commemorate two separate space exploration milestones. The first milestone was the launch of the first human into space, Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961. The second milestone was the launch of the first Space Shuttle, STS-1, on April 12, 1981.
The goal of Yuri's Night is to increase public interest in space exploration and to inspire a new generation of explorers. With a worldwide network of annual celebrations and educational events, Yuri's Night creates a global community committed to shaping the future of space exploration.
Everyone can participate, so find a celebration in your area! This year, Yuri’s Night celebrations will be held from April 4th-12th.
Tomorrow morning I will participate in a Yuri's Night event by running in a 5K "Space Race" on Cocoa Beach!