Party with a Purpose at Space Foundation Yuri’s Night on April 15

Party with a Purpose at Space Foundation Yuri’s Night on April 15

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 5, 2018) — Every April, parties are hosted around the world to celebrate the milestones in human spaceflight, Yuri Gagarin’s first human spaceflight on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.


On Sunday, April 15, the Space Foundation, too, will host a party celebrating humanity’s past, present and future in space.


Yuri’s Night is a fundraiser for STEM education at the Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a kick-off to the annual Space Symposium. Recent economic studies have revealed that millions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs are going unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. The Space Foundation is dedicated to filling that gap and gives thanks to the generosity of Yuri’s Night premier sponsor CACI, as one hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket purchases and funds raised through Yuri’s Night will directly support Space Foundation STEM education programs, aimed at inspiring and preparing future STEM and space heroes.


Space Foundation Yuri’s Night begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 15 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs and will feature an array of space-themed games, networking opportunities, a silent auction and meet-and-greets with former NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut.


The event is for those ages 21 and over only. Advance tickets are $55 per person and the event is expected to sell out.


Ticket purchase includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and one (1) drink/activity ticket plus participation in stargazing, our underwater drone lab, a Bucket List Trips Auction and a silent auction. Additional activity tickets may be purchased throughout the evening.


Plan now to attend.  Purchase tickets in advance for Yuri’s Night at:


See more about the global celebration of human spaceflight at


Unable to attend, but want to take part in the memorable evening? The silent auction features online bidding, and bidding opens today. Place your bid at and support the education of a child.


About the Discovery Center
Located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the Pikes Peak region’s only public space, science and technology center. Military discounts are available. For hours, pricing and other information, please visit, or call the Space Foundation Discovery Center at 719.576.8000. 


About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activityand through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites  – and – and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


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Space Foundation Contact:
Colleen Parith, Coordinator — Social Media & Public Relations
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