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World Space Party at NASA Goddard Celebrates Unparalleled Achievements in Space
03.31.10
 
GREENBELT, Md. -- NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has teamed with nonprofit Space Generation Advisory Council to host a world space party on Saturday, April 10, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. This intergalactic get-together will celebrate humanity’s achievements in space. The party, Yuri’s Night DC, will be held at the Goddard Visitor Center and attendees will celebrate in a club atmosphere with a future-tech twist.

Yuri’s Night DC will feature regional music stars, Bellflur and their multi-layered, indie-pop sounds through exploded views of galaxies and NASA exhibits. Mark Branch, aerospace engineer by day, DJ Scientific by night, will fuse electric beats with the night air on the Yuri’s Night dance floor.

Guests will enjoy great activities like a galactic game show featuring an astronomer, costume contest, stunning visual exhibits, and more. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Information will be available on 2010 internship and career opportunities at NASA Goddard.

Event goers must be at least 21 years old and a government issued ID is required for admittance. Tickets are available for purchase now at: http://dc.yurisnight.net/2010/tickets.html. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Participants are encouraged to use Yuri’s Night DC’s free shuttle services provided from the Greenbelt Metro. Parking is available onsite at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, visit http://dc.yurisnight.net for directions to the special south gate entrance.

Yuri's Night is a worldwide celebration of the anniversary of mankind’s first foray into space and the first flight of the Space Shuttle. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space on April 12, 1961. Twenty years later, NASA launched Space Shuttle Columbia.

More than 118 Yuri’s Night parties have been planned in 35 countries to date. Other NASA centers hosting Yuri's Night celebrations this year are Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, and Langley Research Center.

Organizations supporting Goddard’s Yuri's Night include Space Generation Advisory Council, Honeywell, The Tauri Group, SGT, Afterglow Lighting, and ThinkGeek.com.

Space Generation Advisory Council is a network of young people committed to using space to make a difference in the world. Founded in 1999, the nonprofit organization is a vast global community of leaders passionate about space. Space Generation's compelling projects, such as Yuri's Night, engage the public in a discussion of the role of space in the sustainability of the planet and in exploring space responsibly and attract new people to their network of active space explorers.

Media interested in attending NASA Goddard’s Yuri’s Night should contact John Putman at 301-286-0691, john.m.putman@nasa.gov.

Additional Yuri’s Night DC information can be found at http://dc.yurisnight.net


 
 
Goddard Release No. 10-032

Amy Pruett / John Putman
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-7646 / 301-286-0691
amy.e.pruett@nasa.gov / john.m.putman@nasa.gov