On 12 April 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space. Twenty years later on 12 April 1981, the US launched the first space shuttle flight. Every year on April 12th, Yuri's Night is celebrated all around the world. The San Francisco Bay Area will join this celebration of space exploration with a unique convergence of artists, scientists, astronauts, performers and musicians in the massive hanger at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. This gathering bridges national, cultural, generational and social barriers to ignite excitement about what is new on the horizon of human experience and is highly influenced by burner culture.
Pre-sale admission fee is $40, at the gate $50. See event homepage for details.
Flickr photos from 2007:
Official Website: http://www.yurisnightbayarea.net/
Added by Danger Ranger on January 26, 2008