Yuri’ s Night 2016


L.A. Yuri’ s Night 09. April 2016

With Samantha Cristoforetti


Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.

Women’s and Europe’s record holder for the longest uninterrupted mission in space with 200 days, while  aboard the International Space Station a year ago,  engineer, Esa astronaut and Italian Air Force captain Samantha Cristoforetti  will speak at Yuri’s Night in Los Angeles this year with extra attractions and prestigious guests: the legend himself Buzz Aldrin, who walked on the Moon and is looking further to Mars.


Yuri’s Night Greetings from Samantha Cristoforetti


It has become a worldwide phenomena people change and adjust their birthdays with Yuri’s, such is the magnitude of the celebrations. Dedicated venues are created around the world, from capitals to small towns and finally large cities.  In Los Angeles, already very popular among space enthusiasts, the event is picking up great excitement: one of those nights that will be remembered for a very long time.


Happy Yuri’s Night!


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