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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Dr. Alan Stern Receives 2015 Spirit of Yuri’s Night Award

Dr. Alan Stern is currently the principal investigator of the New Horizons NASA mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The Yuri’s Night team was very impressed by the work of Alan and his team and their efforts to share their mission with the world. Alan gathered a team of top-notch scientists and engineers to collect data during the weeks and months that the spacecraft approached Pluto and the same group did a great job initiating outreach efforts to explain their mission to the public.

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Rock the Planet with Yuri’s Night in 2016!

Time to start planning your Yuri’s Night party! Today, we’re officially opening up event registration for Yuri’s Night 2016. In 2015, we celebrated Yuri’s Night in over 200 locations on all seven continents. Astronauts, astronomers, artists, and aficionados of space exploration came together around the world to commemorate our past, present and future in space. (Check out Yuri’s Night Live for a recap of all the year’s festivities.) Let’s make Yuri’s Night even bigger in 2016. Register your party today — registration is free and gives you access to organizer-only updates and resources. Plus a highlight on the Yuri’s Night party map, if you like. We’ll have plenty of announcements to make between now and April, so even if you’re not hosting a party this year, stay tuned! We’re looking forward to seeing you as we Rock The Planet in 2016.

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