YURI'S NIGHT 2021 GUESTS

Richard Branson

Founder of Virgin Galactic

Leland Melvin

Retired NASA Astronaut, Author, Artist, Musician

Richard Garriott de Cayeux

Second-generation space explorer, creator of the Ultima online gaming series.

Bill Nye

Bill Nye the Science Guy, and CEO of The Planetary Society

Dr. Sian Proctor

Mission Pilot Astronaut on Inspiration4 Mission, Afrobotica Space Artist, Space Chef, Educator, Geologist

Chris Sembroski

Mission Specialist Astronaut on the Inspriation4 Mission, former Space Camp counselor

Cady Coleman

Astronaut, Scientist, Explorer and Co-Host of the Mission: Interplanetary podcast.

Brian May

Queen guitarist and Astrophysicist.

Simone Giertz

Inventor, maker, robotics enthusiast, TV host, and professional YouTuber

Damian Kulash

Lead singer and guitarist of band OK Go, known for their innovative music videos

Tim Dodd

The Everyday Astronaut: artist, aerospace enthusiast & YouTube space explainer

Luca Parmitano

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut representing Italy, first DJ to play from space

Astronaut Ron Garan

Former NASA Astronaut, Speaker, Author of Floating In Darkness

Nadine Nicole

Actress on the hit sci-fi series The Expanse
Wes Chatham

Wes Chatham

Actor on the hit sci-fi series The Expanse

Wasfia Nazreen

National Geographic Adventurer & Explorer, and first Bengali to climb the Seven Summits

Diana Trujillo

Aerospace engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Loretta Whitesides

Yuri’s Night Co-founder, Author, Founder of SpaceKind, Future Virgin Galactic Astronaut

Michael Franti

Musician and host of the Stay Human Podcast

Kelvin Manning

Associate Director NASA Kennedy Space Center

Rod Roddenberry

Executive Producer, Star Trek: Discovery & Picard

Sister Peace

Buddhist nun, Co-Founder of We Are Grounded

Guy Reid

Filmmaker, Director and Co-Founder at PLANETARY COLLECTIVE

Bob Crippen

NASA Astronaut, Pilot of STS-1, the first flight of the space shuttle on April 12, 1981

Hillary Coe

Aerospace Creative, former SpaceX Design Director

MaryLiz Bender

Co-founder & Creative Director of Cosmic Perspective, MI.MU Gloves Artist, drummer & singer of Twin Limb

Frank White

George Whitesides

Co-Founder of Yuri’s Night, former CEO of Virgin Galactic

Lauren Paylor

Yuri’s Night Chief Mixologist, Co-Founder of Focus On Health

Andrew Maynard

Scientist, Author, and Co-Host of the Mission: Interplanetary podcast.

Trevor Beattie

Future Virgin Galactic Astronaut, producer of the BAFTA-winning movie Moon

Vance Henderson

National Ambassador Hendrick’s Gin, Chief Lunar MOONBATHER

Tim Bailey

Executive Director of Yuri’s Night, President of Nova Bailey Consulting, proficient at flips in zero gravity

Perseverance and Ingenuity

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover and the Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity!

Grant Anderson

Co-founder and now President/CEO of Paragon Space Development Corp.

Livestream Schedule

The party starts at 4pm PT (23:00 UTC)
* Times are approximate. Stay tuned for a ton of surprises!
4:00 PM PT
Event Kick off with Queen Guitarist, Brian May
Welcome from Yuri’s Night Founders Loretta and George Whitesides
Richard Branson
Transformational Power of Space (Cady Coleman, Trevor Beattie, Wasfia Nasreen, Andrew Maynard)
Kelvin Manning
Bob Crippen
Richard Garriott & Luca Parmitano swap space stories

5:00 PM PT

Ron Garan and Guy Reid
Talking with The Expanse (Nadine Nicole and Wes Chatham)
Leland Melvin
Frank White and the High Frontier Documentary about Gerard K. O’Neill
JPL Mars Helicopter w/ Diana Trujillo & Karen Lee
Think Trek (Rod Roddenberry, Sister Peace, Robert Picardo)

6:00 PM PT

Cosmic Odyssey Scholarship (Tim Dodd, Simone Giertz, Niko Blanks)
Paragon Space (Grant Anderson and Bailey Burns)
Bill Nye
From Analog to Astronaut (Inspiration4 Astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor, MaryLiz Bender, Hillary Coe)
Inspiration4 Astronaut Chris Sembroski

7:00 PM PT

Spirit of Yuri’s Night Award
OKGo
Michael Franti
60 for 60- Astronauts of the world tribute to Yuri

VIP AFTER-PARTY DJ's

Your backstage VIP pass gets you access to our kicking after-party with the world class NERVO twins DJ’s, followed by Mr. C!
DJ Mr. C Richard West

DJ Mr. C

Richard West aka “Mr. C” is an English house music DJ, producer and rapper.
Nervo

Nervo

Electronic dance music’s first sisters – Mim and Liv Nervo of NERVO – are the all-time top-ranking female DJs in the world.

BACKSTAGE AMBASSADORS

With a backstage pass, you can mingle with our backstage ambassadors!
Christopher Huie-Spence
Chris Huie-Spence

Rocket Scientist at Virgin Galactic

Dr. Tanya Harrison
Dr. Tanya Harrison
Director of Science Strategy at Planet Federal
Rico Anderson
Rico E. Anderson

Prolific actor, guest cast member on sci-fi series The Orville, star of the pilot for Star Trek: Renegades

Amy Shira Teitel
Amy Shira Teitel
Deborah Sass
Deborah Sass

Founding Partner of Space Hero

Thomas Reemer
Thomas Reemer

Creator and Founding Partner of Space Hero

Dr. Shawna Pandya
Physician, speaker, martial artist, and citizen-scientist astronaut candidate.
Rachel Lyons
Rachel Lyons

Executive Director of Space For Humanity

Bobak Ferdowsi
Bobak Ferdowsi

Systems Engineer at NASA JPL, that famous “Mohawk Guy

Ron Sparkman
Ron Sparkman
Space Foundation, Stardom Space, and Explore Mars
Kevin DeBruin
Kevin DeBruin

Former NASA Rocket Scientist, Host, Speaker, Educator, Author

Abigail Harrison - "Astronaut Abby"

Aspiring astronaut, Author, and Founder of The Mars Generation

Cameron M. Smith
Cameron Smith

Author, Educator, Explorer, and Spacesuit Designer

Akasha Thorne
Akasha Thorne
Virtual humanoid NFT cyberartist
MaryLiz Bender
MaryLiz Bender
Co-founder & Creative Director of Cosmic Perspective, MI.MU Gloves Artist, drummer & singer of Twin Limb
Daniel Fox
Daniel Fox

Explorer, Photographer, author of “Feel the Wild

Robert Jacobson
Robert Jacobson

Author of “Space is Open for Business

Christina Korp
Christina Korp

Astronaut Wrangler CEO, Executive Producer at Purpose Entertainment

Tal M. Klein
Tal M. Klein

Author of sci-fi novel “The Punch Escrow

Bailey Burns
Bailey Burns
Analog Astronaut, Aerospace Systems Engineer
Robin Seemangal
Robin Seemangal

Chief of Content at Supercluster

Jannicke Mikkelson
Jannicke Mikkelson
One More Orbit world record holder, VR cinematographer
Kate Morgan
Kate Morgan
Writer, Photographer
Samuel Coniglio
Samuel Coniglio

Photographer, writer, inventor, Drink-bot builder, zero gravity cocktail enthusiast

Richelle Gribble
Richelle Gribble

Artist, Founder/Director of Supercollider

Sarah Begum
Sarah Begum
Explorer, Communicator, Host of Spaced Out! podcast, and dearMoon contestant
Rick Tumlinson
Rick Tumlinson
Sarafina Nance
Sarafina Nance
Astrophysicist & Women’s Health Advocate
Gabriel
Gabriel Brown

Singer and host of the Black Gryph0n YouTube channel

Kelsey Poor
Kelsey Poor
PR Manager Spacefest/Novaspace
Nick Partridge
Nick Partridge

Co-host of the AirSpace podcast from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, flight suit enthusiast

Jen Weingart
Jen Weingart

Producer of the AirSpace podcast from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, public radio enthusiast

Dr. Emily Martin

Planetary geologist, co-host of the AirSpace podcast from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Antonio Paris
Dr. Antonio Paris
Astrophysicist, Planetary Scientist, Author of Mars 3Ds
Andrew Hamel
Andrea Hamel
Christa McAuliffe archivist
Katie Moyer
Katie Moyer

Manager of Programs, producer of the AirSpace podcast from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Luc Riesbeck
Luc Riesbeck
Space Policy Research Analyst
Chelsea Gohd
Chelsea Gohd
Senior writer at Space.com and a musician creating under the name Foxanne.
Graham Lau
Graham Lau
“The Cosmobiologist” — astrobiologist and communicator of science
Kyle Hill
YouTube Host of [THE FACILITY]
Justin Hunte
Justin Hunte
YouTube Host of The Company Man
Alder Riley
Clubhouse Host of Small Steps Giant Leaps Club, Founder of itemfarm


“Space is a great place to think about the togetherness of our planet!”

– Damian Kulash of OK Go

This year we are working with the online resource site OK Go Sandbox to support a collaborative art and music project that will debut on the Livestream!

Art Together Now” 

Check out OK Go Sandbox for more information on the project and loads of educational resources based on the incredible music videos from the band OK Go. (Our favorite is Upside Down and Inside Out, filmed in free-fall onboard a parabolic aircraft!)

Pavit Hooda

This is YOUR Yuri’s Night party!

Host your own chat room or video watch party with friends!

Ask questions on the YouTube Livestream chat and get them answered during the show.

Dress to impress in your best space outfit!
Share a photo of your costume on social media and you could win a prize.

Invite everyone you know to join in the fun!

Want to show off your love of space all year long?

Just can’t resist the urge to slap an iridescent space sticker on something?

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Images from the 2020 Livestream