Space for Humanity to partner with Yuri’s Night for Global Space Celebrations

PRESS RELEASE: Space for Humanity to partner with Yuri’s Night for Global Space Celebrations
Date: March 13, 2018
Photo credit: Yuri’s Night

Space for Humanity and Yuri’s Night have announced the beginning of an exciting, long-term partnership. Space for Humanity’s citizen astronauts will host Yuri’s Nights events around the globe in future years. This year, Dylan Taylor, Founder of Space for Humanity, will be a Yuri’s Night Los Angeles ambassador. Additionally, Space for Humanity will be represented at the Space Coast event, held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on April 13. Both parties will be under a Space Shuttle, with a goal of using the power of space to unite and inspire attendees.

Yuri’s Night takes place each year on or around April 12 to commemorate Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961. As well as the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. Yuri’s Night combines space-themed partying with education and outreach. The celebrations range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to movie showings, educational events, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbeque. Each year, there are over 500 events, with more than 100,000 people in attendance around the globe.

Loretta Whitesides, Co-Founder of Yuri’s Night said, “We are excited to be partnering with Space For Humanity to show how powerful it is for more people to experience looking at Earth from space. Future Space for Humanity ambassadors will share the potential space has to positively transform our world and inspire attendees to make their unique contribution to life and to taking care of our home planet.”

“We are really looking forward to Yuri’s Night LA and Yuri’s Night Space Coast this year,” says Rachel Lyons, Director of Strategic Partnerships of Space for Humanity. “Yuri’s Night is an incredible opportunity to bring people together, and share the inspiration space brings. In the future, our ambassadors will attend and host events in their own cities. They will share their experiences in space with those communities, and beyond.”

Space for Humanity is now accepting applications on their website for individuals excited about the opportunity to go to space as passengers on commercial space flights. Space for Humanity’s goal is to sponsor individuals from across the globe to travel to space, democratizing and diversifying the space industry. Upon their return, astronauts will share their experiences at Yuri’s Night events around the globe, helping to increase the number of people who can be inspired by the possibilities to come from space.

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About Yuri’s Night:
Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. The mission of Yuri’s Night is to use the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers. Everyone is invited to launch a Yuri’s Night party in their community using logos and resources from YurisNight.net.

Yuri’s Night Space Coast and Yuri’s Night LA will be held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the California Science Center. They will be filled with dancing underneath the space shuttle, drinks, art, costumes, and all things space. Special guests include NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. For more info visit la.yurisnight.net.

About Space For Humanity:
Space for Humanity is a non profit organization, founded in 2017, which aims to democratize access to space. Space for Humanity’s commitment is to help 10,000 global citizens experience the Overview Effect, the cognitive shift in awareness which happens when astronauts see our Earth from space.

The crews selected for missions will be both diverse and uniquely qualified to share their experiences with their broader communities and the world. Space for Humanity believes that through group experience and a diverse selection process, this can help many more people understand the positive value of space exploration and why we must look after Spaceship Earth.

For Inquiries:
Sarah Cruddas
Space for Humanity, Director of Marketing
sarah@spaceforhumanity.org
media@spaceforhumanity.org