Yuri's Night

Yuri’s Night is a celebration of the power of space to bring the world together.

the world space party

Launching parties around the world every year on or around April 12th, in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. We use space to bring the world together, to empower the greatest parts of who we are, and give vision to where we are going.
Buzz Aldrin parties with us under Space Shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Celebrate all space has brought us and all it has to offer the future.
Dancing at the flagship World Space Party in Los Angeles during the very first Yuri’s Night in 2001
Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin

first human in space

Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!