Yuri’s Night 2011, The 50th Anniversary of Manned Space Flight

Yuri's Night 2011

Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008

Yuri’s Night, the annual celebration of the advent of manned space flight, is coming up on April 12th. It’s the 10 year anniversary of the event, the 30 year anniversary of the Shuttle program, and the 50 year anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s sojourn in space aboard the Vostok 1. Yuri’s Night is celebrated in cities all over the world (222 in 2010), so check the event list to find a party near you.

photo by Scott Beale