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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Yuri’s Night Party Profile: Fort Myer, VA

After 15 years of celebrating space, it’s getting harder and harder to find a way of doing it that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. But one 2016 event, at least, may be a Yuri’s Night first. On April 12, the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”, will be performing a special Yuri’s Night concert at Fort Myer, adjacent to Arlington Cemetery just outside of Washington, D.C. “Music of the Space Age” is a musical tribute to pioneers of space exploration, both to the competition of the Cold War and to the cooperation that Yuri’s Night embodies. NASA’s Dr. Michelle Thaller will also appear as guest speaker.

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Yuri’s Night Party Profile: Cologne, Germany

Throughout the years of Yuri’s Night (man, that feels a little weird to say), Germany has been one of the world leaders in hosting space celebrations. From Rostock to Stuttgart and beyond, Germany’s often been the place to be on April 12 — and that’s no less true this year with Yuri’s Night Cologne.

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Yuri’s Night Teams Up with Disney Junior’s “Miles from Tomorrowland” to Inspire Young Kids’ Interest in Human Spaceflight

April 5, 2016 – Yuri’s Night, the global non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public education about the benefits of human spaceflight, has teamed up with Disney Junior’s hit intergalactic animated TV series “Miles from Tomorrowland” to inspire young kids and their families’ interest in space and science as the world celebrates the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering flight into space on April 12, 1961.

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