Space Foundation to Host Yuri’s Night Fundraiser at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on April 7

Space Foundation to Host Yuri’s Night Fundraiser at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on April 7

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 13, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced Space Foundation Discovery Center will host Yuri’s Night at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Sunday, April 7, 5:30-9:00 p.m. The annual cosmic-themed party, open to adults age 21 and older, supports Space Foundation’s science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education programs that reach students and teachers in the Pikes Peak region and throughout the world.

Every April, Yuri’s Night parties are hosted around the world in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. The event celebrates the past, present and future of space exploration while preparing the next generation to take their place within the space ecosystem.

Space Foundation’s Yuri’s Night is also a kickoff to the annual Space Symposium, to be held April 8-11 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. With over 11,000 attendees, the event convenes leaders from around the world representing government, industry, military, intelligence, research and investment communities to discuss the most pressing global space issues. Yuri’s Night attendees will be able to mingle with space professionals and gain a better understanding of what’s next in human spaceflight.

Event: Space Foundation Yuri’s Night
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2024; 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Venue: Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd, Colorado Springs

• General admission: $85 | VIP Experience: $175

• General admission ticket includes all activities, food and one drink. | VIP ticket includes all items from general admission plus a private lounge with gourmet food, complimentary drinks, and additional exclusive benefits.

• Special Activities:

○ Astronaut Meet and Greet
Duane “Digger” Carey (Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.), former NASA astronaut
Frank Culbertson Jr. (CAPT, USN, Ret.), former NASA astronaut
Livingston Holder Jr. (Capt. USAF, Ret.), former NASA astronaut
Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D., former NASA astronaut
Kathryn C. Thornton, Ph.D., former NASA astronaut

○ Silent Auction

○ Entertainment by Spinphony

○ Interactive Science Demos

○ Bolt Bowling

○ Glow Games

○ Silent Disco

○ 3D Printing

○ Sphero Racing

○ 360 Photo Booth

• Special cocktails and spirit tastings for VIP attendees by Blackhat Distillery

• Celebrity Chef Brother Luck food demonstration as part of VIP experience


About Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center is a hands-on, interactive space and science center focused   on inspiring, educating, and preparing the next generation of explorers and innovators in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Partnerships with government, educational institutions, and commercial enterprises support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) exhibits and programming including:

  • El Pomar Space Gallery;
  • Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®; and
  • Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, including the Mars Robotics Lab and the Education Activities Center

To learn more about Space Foundation Discovery Center, visit

About Space Symposium

 Created by Space Foundation as the premier assembly of the global space community, Space Symposium brings more than 10,000 space professionals, business leaders and decision-makers together to inform, engage and connect.

Since 1985, attendees experience a dynamic business atmosphere where partnerships are formed while the latest in space technology is showcased by 230+ innovators and 260+ presenters in our expansive Colorado Springs exhibit centers. Space Symposium attendees gather from 40+ countries, representing all sectors of the space community: space agencies, commercial businesses, military organizations, government agencies, R&D facilities, educational institutions, and entrepreneurs.

Furthering its global reach, Space Symposium provides unparalleled access to its virtual attendees, via livestream and on-demand programming of speakers, panels and events. To learn more about Space Symposium, visit  

About Space Foundation 

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, Space Foundation unites the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants. Visit Space Foundation at, and follow us on Facebook, X, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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Media Contact:

Rich Cooper
Vice President, Strategic Communications & Outreach
Space Foundation
(202) 596-0714
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Dottie O’Rourke
TECHMarket Communications
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