[Chaos-l] Fwd: [spacetalk] Yuri's Night 2008 launch
walterfowler at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 20:33:13 EDT 2007
I'm on the mailing list for SpaceTalk, the UNC club, and someone sent this
to me. See if you can figure it out. Today is the 50th anniversary of the
launching of Sputnik, an event some of us can remember (in the deep recess
of our preschool day). Sputnik sure has some company up there now! Walter
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From: Brice Russ <rbruss at email.unc.edu>
Date: Oct 4, 2007 2:09 AM
Subject: [spacetalk] Yuri's Night 2008 launch
To: "Dedicated to promoting the exploration of space." <
spacetalk at listserv.unc.edu>
If you have a Digg account, please check out
Yuri's Night 2008. SpaceTalk is already planning a 2008 party for the
Triangle, and any publicity we
can get would be very helpful.
Yuri's Night celebrates 50th anniversary of Sputnik launch
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Fifty years from the launch of Sputnik, the day that
marked the beginning of the
Space Age, the space event organizational group Yuri's Night is celebrating
with the official start
of planning for its 2008 festivities with the launch of its website and the
opening of registration
for new events.
"Yuri's Night is interested in raising awareness about all aspects of
space," said Yuri's Night
Executive Director Loretta Hidalgo. "October 4th is a landmark date in space
exploration, and we
hope to make our own contribution to space history."
Yuri's Night hosts a series of parties around the world each April 12, the
anniversary of the first
manned space launch (by Yuri Gagarin) and the first launch of the Space
Shuttle. Over 120 parties
were held across 6 continents in 2007, with guests of honor including author
Ray Bradbury, actor
George Takei, NASA ARC Center Director Pete Worden, and private space
travelers Anousheh Ansari and
Greg Olsen. Parties ranged from the multimedia-packed flagship event at
Mountain View, CA's NASA
Ames Research Center, with an attendance in the thousands, to small
get-togethers in cities like
Lower Hutt, New Zealand and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The official website for Yuri's Night 2008 has been launched at
http://www.yurisnight.net. A list of
registered events and instructions for starting your own party are available
online, along with
pictures, video, and music from previous Yuri's Night events.
Yuri's Night will also be involved with official celebrations of the Sputnik
launch being hosted by
the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., including a reception that is open
to the public with the
first woman to go into space, Valentina Tereshkova, on Thursday, November
loretta at yurisnight.net for more details.
Yuri's Night is a program of the Space Generation Advisory Council, an
organization dedicated to
engaging and developing the next generation of space leaders.
brice at yurisnight.net
Director of Media Relations
Yuri's Night 2008
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