About Space Foundation Yuri's Night

The Space Foundation joins the global celebration of Yuri's Night with activities that recognize U.S. history in space and the anniversary of the Space Shuttle program. Yuri's Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA's Space Shuttle. Join us at the Space Foundation Discovery Center as we celebrate humanity's past, present and future in space.

About The Space Foundation

Our mission

To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.

About us

Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both or our websites - www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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

Celebrate Yuri's Night with the Space Foundation!

Proceeds will provide scholarships for students and teachers to experience hands-on field trips to the amazing Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

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