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Join tens of thousands of people around the world this April to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been at Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.

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Join tens of thousands of people around the world this April to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been at Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.

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Join tens of thousands of people around the world this April to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been at Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.

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Join tens of thousands of people around the world this April to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been at Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.

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Join tens of thousands of people around the world this April to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been at Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.

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Join tens of thousands of people around the world this April to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been at Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.

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Join tens of thousands of people around the world this April to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been at Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.

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Join tens of thousands of people around the world this April to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been at Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.

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Join tens of thousands of people around the world this April to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been at Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.

Exploring our Solar System with the New Horizons Spacecraft

Guest post by Alan Stern and Kelsi Singer of the New Horizons Team   NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is only a few months away from making history as the first ever spacecraft to fly-by Pluto and its five moons. Moreover, no spacecraft has ever explored anything so far away—3 billion miles, or any of the small planets of the Kuiper Belt. The closest approach will happen on July 14th, 2015 as the spacecraft dives through the Pluto system.

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Yuri’s Night at the Movies!

With just under two weeks until Yuri’s Night, it’s a good time to hammer out exactly what activities you plan to have at your event if you’re hosting one. Whatever your audience is, and however many people it involves, one element you might want to consider incorporating into your Yuri’s Night celebrations is movies. After all, space has been a popular subject for films both factual and fictional ever since Georges Méliès filmed A Trip To The Moon in 1902 (the classic silent film where the poor Man-in-the-Moon gets hit in the eye with a space capsule.) There are many ways to make movies a part of your Yuri’s Night celebrations—you might plan to visit a local museum or science center to see a space documentary in IMAX, host a marathon of your favorite sci-fi flicks in your own home, or just have a film playing in the background at a traditional party for ambiance, sound optional.

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