Party Under the Space Shuttle at Yuri's Night L.A. with Buzz Aldrin, Nichelle Nichols, Samantha Cristoforetti

Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and first human in space

Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and first human in space

"Поехали!" (Let's Go!)

The long-running annual celebration of space culture "Yuri's Night" returns Saturday, April 9, with parties all over the globe honoring Yuri Gagarin, the first human being in space.


SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016 5:30 PM TO 12AM
California Science Center
Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion

Tickets at LA.YURISNIGHT.NET. $40 through April 1st.

Yuri's Night founder Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides says,

If you have never partied under a U.S. Space Shuttle this is your chance.

Come dance with 1,000 of your closest space friends, Red Bull Thre3Style Los Angeles winner DJ Dynamix will be spinning until 12 a.m., beer, wine and space-themed cocktails are available all night. Your best Playa-wear or space costumes are encouraged.

You work hard. You deserve a good party. With astronauts.

JPL rovers, Burning Man art, coded glow bracelets, a gigantic spaceship that flew to space 25 times sitting right above your head and much, much more.

We will also have a special LaunchPad Pre-Party this year where you can play in our Space Hero Training Experience in the museum's "Journey to Space" exhibition. Come meet your crew, put yourselves through the paces in your mission training, and then grab a celebratory beer.

Then at 7pm ESA Astronaut and women's space mission duration record holder Samantha Cristoforetti takes the stage to tell you first hand about her epic 199 days in space and what it was like to have the Italian Space Agency deliver the first espresso machine to ISS during her mission.


Buzz Aldrin:: Apollo 11 Moonwalker and Mars Settlement Advocate

Nichelle Nichols:: Played Lt Uhura in the original Star Trek series (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year)


Bobak Ferdowsi:: NASA JPL's "Mohawk Guy," now working on the Europa Orbiter

Chris Lewicki:: President and Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources

Gen. Pete Worden:: Astronomer, Former NASA Ames Center Director, Host of the Biggest Yuri's Night Parties
Kelly Latimer:: 1st Female Virgin Galactic Pilot, and former SOFIA and Shuttle Aircraft Carrier Pilot

Sascha Paladino:: Creator/Executive Producer, Disney's animated series Miles From Tomorrowland

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