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Party into the future this weekend at Yuri's Night Space Coast in the Kennedy Space Center

Get ready for a very special night, as under the gaze of Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, as you fall into a retrospective trance with live DJs and more!

This is your chance to celebrate everything humankind has achieved this year and launch into the future at Yuri's Night Space Coast: The World's Space Party, this Saturday, April 15 on the Space Coast.

Join NASA Astronaut Winston Scott, Inspiration4 Astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor, and Planet Labs founder Dr Chris Boshuizen who will also be spinning as DR CHRISPY!

Yuri's Night Space Coast: The World's Space Party Kennedy Space Center

Yuri’s Night Space Coast is back under Space Shuttle Atlantis!

Join the “World Space Party” in Florida’s Space Coast for a night filled with dancing, art, costumes, music, and all things space at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Meet Space Ambassadors, mingle with fellow space enthusiasts, bump into a rocket scientist, create artwork to send to space, or grab a photo with an astronaut (some real and some just play them on tv!).

Yuri's Night Space Coast: The World's Space Party Kennedy Space Center

Retired NASA Astronaut Winston Scott will be giving the keynote address. He is a retired US Navy Captain and former NASA Astronaut. Winston served as mission specialist on STS-72 and STS-87 logging a total of 24 days, 14 hours, and 24 minutes in space. He’s also the author of the book Reflections from Earth Orbit.

Also in attendance will be Dr. Sian Proctor, CEO of SPACE2INSPIRE and the JEDI Space Foundation, and the first black female spacecraft pilot (on Inspiration 4 in 2021). Dr. Proctor will be giving out a JEDI Space Award highlighting efforts to make aerospace a more Just, Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive industry!

Yuri's Night Space Coast: The World's Space Party Kennedy Space Center

Yuri’s Night parties are held around the world every April in commemoration of when Yuri Gagarin became the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.

Yuri's Night Space Coast: The World's Space Party Kennedy Space Center

Yuri’s Night is a project of The SpaceKind Foundation, a US-based nonprofit organization using the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers.

The Foundation supports grassroots event organizers around the planet with information, logos, multimedia, and publicity. SpaceKind also produces two flagship Yuri’s Night events: in LA at the California Science Center and at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

Yuri's Night Space Coast: The World's Space Party Kennedy Space Center

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