World Space Party

"Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty - not destroy it!"
Yuri Gagarin, 1st human in space


Celebrate man's first journey into space and the first Space Shuttle flight! (While supporting STEM Education).


Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 5:30-9:00 p.m.


Space Foundation World Headquarters
and Discovery Center
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907


Lt. Col. Duane G. Carey
USAF (Ret.)
Former NASA Astronaut

Gregory H. Johnson
Former NASA Astronaut

Sergei K. Krikalev
Former Russian Cosmonaut

Col. Paul S. Lockhart
USAF (Ret.)
Former NASA Astronaut

Maj. Gen. Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D.
USAF (Ret.)
Former NASA Astronaut

Kathryn C. Thornton, Ph.D.
Former NASA Astronaut

*Program and Speakers subject to change.

Join us for the unveiling of a bust of Yuri Gagarin, donated to the Space Foundation by Russian officials.

Former Russian Cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev will be a featured guest, joining a lineup of former NASA astronauts and other space dignitaries.

Join Us!

Admission Includes One Drink/Activity Ticket and Heavy Hors d'oeuvres.
Adults 21 and older only.
Dress is business casual attire.

Online ticket purchasing is now closed. Tickets are available at the door for $60 each.

Things to do and see at Yuri's Night

  • Astronaut and Cosmonaut Meet-N-Greets – Get autographs, ask questions or take selfies with true space heroes!
  • Mad Science Demos – Enjoy fun, edgy science experiments!
  • Spacelab Exhibit Ribbon Cutting – Join us as we unveil our brand new exhibit!
  • Presentation of Yuri’s Bust Donation by the Russian Embassy
  • Virtual Reality Demos – Ready to experience a new reality?
  • Photo Bar “Shots”– Capture this unforgettable evening at the only photo bar of its kind in the universe!
  • Red Planet Races – Operate remote control rovers on the Mars surface!
  • MAKE IT to Mars Exhibit – Try this hands-on adventure and see if you qualify to be a Martian engineer!
  • Colorado-produced Spirits Tasting - Enjoy a taster of different Colorado made spirits and receive your very own souvenir glass!
  • Silent Auction – Bid on and win unique and fun items!
  • And much more!

Adults 21 and older only. Dress is business casual attire.

Place Your Bids Today!

Get started today and take part in our Yuri’s Night online auction fundraiser. Auction items range from unique experiences to out-of-this-world items and special memorabilia. Additional items are still being added, so check back often.

Feel free to share this link with your family, friends and community. Anyone, anywhere can bid and win!

If you have items that you would like to donate to the auction, please contact the Space Foundation Philanthropy team at [email protected] or by phone at +1.719.576.8000.


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Celebrate Yuri's Night with the Space Foundation and make an impact!

Inspire our future Space Foundation Scientists, Engineers and Technology Professionals.

All Proceeds benefit STEM Education programs, with every $10 inspiring another student to reach for the stars.

(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

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