Highlights from Yuri's Night 2008

Highlights from Yuri's Night 2008
04.28.08
 
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Various artists (musicians and dancers) from Yuri’s Night perform.

There is a crowd shot, a child dances, a robot exhibit, and the SOFIA exhibit.

S. Pete Worden, NASA Ames Center Director: I really..it is my very great pleasure to welcome everybody here to this celebration, a celebration of space and life and art and the future. I chose to come as a soviet general here today sort of in honor of what we are here for. Those of you who know me, I used to be a U.S. Brigadier general. I think this is the Soviet two star general outfit so I took a promotion.

Footage from air show on Yuri’s Night. Crowd shots.

Various Musicians perform.

Peggy Whitson, Commander, ISS Expedition 16: We’ll witness Yuri’s Night celebration from 200 miles above the Earth, where we marvel everyday at how precious our home planet is. In fact, the first words spoken from space were “I see the Earth, it is beautiful.” Those words were spoken in Russian by Yuri Gagarin, but space travelers have echoed them many times since and in many languages.

More musicians and artists from Yuri’s night continue the celebration.

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