Rejoice human spaceflight at Yuri’s Night this Saturday (April 10) with Planetary Society CEO Invoice Nye (aka the Science Man), former NASA astronaut and NFL participant Leland Melvin, Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson, the band OK Go, Inspiration4 astronaut Sian Proctor amongst different particular house company.
Monday, April 12 marks two main house anniversaries: 60 years because the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin turned the primary human in house (April 12, 1961) and 40 years because the first house shuttle flight (April 12, 1981).
Yuri’s Night time, an annual occasion co-created by creator and spaceflight advocate Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides and Chief House Officer of Virgin Galactic George Whitesides that celebrates human spaceflight, can even be celebrating its 20th anniversary with this yr’s World Livestream occasion.
This yr, Yuri’s Night time is digital with a world occasion with the theme of “Earthseed,” a reference to the guide “Parable of the Sower” by sci-fi author Octavia E. Butler. NASA recently named the Perseverance rover’s touchdown site “Octavia E. Butler Touchdown” after the creator.
“The guide shares a strong imaginative and prescient for a religious path that may carry communities collectively throughout laborious instances and encourage them with a imaginative and prescient of bringing life to the celebs,” the Yuri’s Night time group stated in an announcement emailed to House.com. “That imaginative and prescient appeared becoming this yr,” Loretta Whitesides stated within the assertion.
Yuri’s Night time will function a lot of thrilling occasions and performances all through the night. Of the actions you may count on, OK Go might be debuting a model new collaborative music video venture made with the assistance of followers from dwelling through the pandemic.
This yr, you may even present up a full day early to the Yuri’s Night time celebration as on Friday (April 9), there might be a particular occasion on Twitch that includes On a regular basis Astronaut, creator and spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel and YouTube persona and astrophysicist Scott Manly.
The best way to attend the celebration
As it is a digital occasion, Yuri’s Night time 2021 might be out there for all around the globe to attend on-line. You possibly can watch the occasion dwell right here on House.com and on YouTube and discover extra details about the occasion on the Yuri’s Night website. The occasion will start at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT).
You possibly can even host your own virtual watch party alongside the Livestream and benefit from the occasion with your pals over Zoom.
Yuri’s Night time is a free occasion, however for individuals who need to get a bit nearer to the motion there are two paid expertise choices: a “Backstage Cross,” which features a pre-show celebration, movie star visitor video chats and an after celebration, and a “VVIP package deal,” which moreover contains “swag,” drinks shipped to your own home and a non-public on-line celebration with personal astronaut Richard Garriott. You possibly can be taught extra about these choices on the Yuri’s Night time web site.
This yr, Yuri’s Night time will function a lot of appearances by particular company together with: Invoice Nye, Sir Richard Branson, Sian Proctor, Leland Melvin, Richard Garriott, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano of the European House Company, NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Star Trek Govt Producer Rod Roddenberry, Nationwide Geographic Explorer Wasfia Nazreen, the On a regular basis Astronaut Tim Dodd, Tesla Pickup builder Simone Giertz, former SpaceX Director of Design Hillary Coe, Kelvin Manning, Affiliate Director of Kennedy House Middle, Frank White, creator of the Overview Impact and Virgin Galactic flight ticket-holder Trevor Beattie.
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