Emily Outen
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.

Megan Steele or Toni Williams
Virginia Air & Space Center
757-727-0900, ext. 730 or 705 or
RELEASE : 09-013
09-013: Save the Date for Yuri's Night Hampton Roads

HAMPTON, Va. – The world's biggest space party is coming to Hampton Roads! Mark your calendar for Yuri's Night, a celebration of humanity's bold spirit of exploration and the historical feats that followed.

WHAT: Music by DJ Jeyone, "mars"tini lounge, galactic laser light show, high-tech interactive exhibits, a retro space costume contest, stargazing, reggae with The Prisoners, robotics demonstrations and more!

WHEN: Saturday, April 4, from 7 p.m. to midnight

WHERE: Virginia Air & Space Center in Downtown Hampton – 600 Settlers Landing Road

WHO: Everyone is invited to join the celebration hosted by NASA's Langley Research Center and the Virginia Air & Space Center, in partnership with Langley Federal Credit Union.

HOW: Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in advance by calling 757-727-0900, ext. 705 or purchase on-line at

About Yuri's Night:
Celebrated in 198 cities in 51 countries, Yuri's Night is the world's biggest space party! Yuri's Night was created in 2001 to excite the younger generation and increase their knowledge of and appreciation for NASA and space exploration. The night celebrates Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's voyage as the first human into space on April 12, 1961. Twenty years later that same day, the United States completed another significant achievement with NASA's launch of the first space shuttle.

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