Contest updates and other post-4/12 news

Thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight! We’ll be wrapping up Yuri’s Night 2011 on the blog over the next few weeks and talking about some of the fantastic events that took place. In the meanwhile, you can look through our user-submitted YNLive photos and stories at There are also plenty of Yuri’s Night events still to be held, so if you’re going to one of those, we hope you have a great time!

We’re coming up on the end of our three Yuri’s Night Contests, and have a few updates to make for each of those:

First off, all three contests close tonight, at the end of April 15–so if you’re still putting the finishing touches on your entry (or waiting until the last second to sign up for the Sweepstakes), make sure to get those in ASAP!

Once we receive all the entries, we’ll pass those on to our panels of judges and our random-selection programs. We’ve also extended the deadline on our People’s Choice voting until April 22, to give all entries an opportunity to win the prize. Go like your favorite submissions on Facebook, if you haven’t already!

Finally, we’ll be announcing the winners to all of our contests live on Spacevidcast, at their special on-location show for the launch of STS-134. This show is planned for Thursday, April 28, but may be delayed to April 29 based on the status of the Shuttle launch. Tune in to (exact time TBA) to find out the winners!

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