$500 SEDS-USA Award for Most Awesome Yuri’s Night Party this April!

Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, will award $500 to the SEDS-USA Chapter that hosts the most awesome Yuri’s Night Party on or around April 12, 2017. Chapters are encouraged to reach out to people from other departments to get involved: artists, musicians, biologists, meteorologists — anyone who loves space!

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Yuri’s Night Joins Forces with The Chop Shop To Get You Your Yuri’s Night Gear

After many years of using hard-working volunteers to design, package, and ship Yuri’s Night t-shirts, patches, stickers, and pins to fans around the globe, Yuri’s Night has announced a partnership with the Chop Shop to distribute official Yuri’s Night merchandise in 2017 and beyond. The new shop can be reached at http://shop.yurisnight.net .

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Happy #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a great day to consider supporting worthy causes and helping others rather than just buying Black Friday steals or gifts for the holiday season. We at Yuri’s Night hope you consider donating a little to support our continued mission of celebrating humanity’s achievements in space with every person on Earth.

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Yuri’s Night 2017 registration is live!

It’s time to party! Or time to start planning one, at least. Starting today, event registration is officially open for Yuri’s Night 2017. To sign your party up, simply go to https://yurisnight.net/register and fill in your party name, location, and other details. (You can go back later and change anything you need to.) If you don’t have a Yuri’s Night account, you can create one at the same link; it’s quick, easy, and free + we allow you to login with your accounts on other services like Google or Facebook. If you’ve never thrown a Yuri’s Night party before, read our “3 Steps Guide” to get started — it’s easier than you think! Once you’ve added your event, help us spread the word — tell your friends that the World Space Party is back for 2017, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on Yuri’s Night and space in general. We can’t wait to see your party in 2017! Rock The Planet!

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Rafi Visits the 67th IAC

The "Youngest Professional," at the 67th International Astronautical Congress is Rafael "Rafi" Kobrick, the 14 month old son of Yuri's Night President and Chairman Dr. Ryan Kobrick. Rafi explores Guadalajara, Mexico and meets other Young Professionals from around the world in this special coverage from one of the youngest participants at IAC 2017.

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Book Review: “How to Make a Spaceship”

Thanks to Penguin Press, Yuri’s Night just got a sneak peek at their new book coming out on September 20 called “How to Make a Spaceship – A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight” by Julian Guthrie” — and we were very impressed. The book tells the story of the birth of the Ansari XPRIZE and provides a biographical look at Peter Diamandis and the many other players that started a revolution in an industry normally dominated by giant aerospace and defense contractors like Lockheed, Boeing, and Arianespace.

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