Yuri's night is a global celebration of humanity's 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.
Yuri's night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach, these events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a barbecue.
The mission of Yuri’s Night is to use the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers. We fulfill this mission through a commitment to: