Cathy Weselby
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

March 31, 2010
NASA Ames Invites Media to Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2010
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2010 will bring together scientists, engineers, artists, musicians and an estimated 10,000 guests to NASA’s Ames Research Center on Saturday, April 10, 2010 for a multimedia celebration of space exploration.

The 12-hour action-packed event will feature top musical acts, an aerial show, 120 exhibits, large-scale art installations and speakers to commemorate the anniversary of the first human space launch (Yuri Gargarin, April 12, 1961) and the first space shuttle mission (John Young and Bob Crippen, April 12, 1981). Yuri’s Night Bay Area coincides with hundreds of other celebrations around the world.

A variety of musical acts will perform on two large stages, including headliners, N.E.R.D, The Black Keys, Les Claypool (bassist from Primus), Common, The Glitch Mob, Hamsa Lila and DJ Qbert.

Speakers include space explorer and entrepreneur Richard Garriott talking about his experience on the International Space Station, avatar expert Bruce Damer talking about the future of virtual worlds and a panel from discussing how to bridge the digital divide with under served communities.

News media planning to attend should contact Cathy Weselby at 650-604-2791 or before 5 p.m. PDT, Wednesday, April 7, 2010, for credentials.

WHAT: An opportunity to attend a gathering of scientists, engineers, artists, musicians and entrepreneurs celebrating the excitement of space exploration.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., Hangar 211 and adjoining airfield tarmac. Performances and lectures will take place on two large stages.

WHEN: From noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2010.

Click here for the complete schedule.

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