[FPSPACE] FW: NASA-GSFC Release / MEDIA INVITED TO JOIN IN 'YURI'S NIGHT GODDARD' CELEBRATION AT NASA GODDARD

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Fri Apr 4 09:47:21 EDT 2008




>From: "Campion, Edward S. (GSFC-130.0)" <edward.s.campion at nasa.gov>
>Reply-To: "Campion, Edward S. (GSFC-130.0)" <edward.s.campion at nasa.gov>
>To: <gsfc_news at listserv.gsfc.nasa.gov>
>Subject: NASA-GSFC Release / MEDIA INVITED TO JOIN IN 'YURI'S NIGHT 
>GODDARD' CELEBRATION AT NASA GODDARD
>Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 08:17:54 -0500
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>Amy Pruett
>April 3, 2008
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>Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
>301-286-7646
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>Amy.E.Pruett at nasa.gov <BLOCKED::mailto:Amy.E.Pruett at nasa.gov>
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>RELEASE:  08-26
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>MEDIA INVITED TO JOIN IN 'YURI'S NIGHT GODDARD' CELEBRATION AT NASA
>GODDARD
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>GREENBELT, Md. - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has teamed with
>nonprofit Space Generation Advisory Council to host a special party on
>April 12, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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>Participants in "Yuri's Night Goddard" must be at least 21 years old and
>can expect the Goddard Visitor Center to have a club atmosphere with a
>tech expo twist. The evening will feature live music from the popular
>local band, The Cassettes, and beats infused by DJ Scientific, NASA
>aerospace engineer by day and premier hip hop DJ by night. The event
>will also include a moon bounce, beer and wine, light refreshments, a
>round of Space Jeopardy and the ultimate disco ball, Goddard's Science
>on a Sphere exhibit. NASA scientists and other space celebrities will
>interact with the crowd, sharing their excitement for space exploration
>and research.
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>The evening will also mark NASA's 50th Anniversary and highlight the
>remarkable eight Goddard science and technology missions set to launch
>in 2008.
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>Yuri's Night is a worldwide celebration of the anniversary of mankind's
>first foray into space and the first flight of the space shuttle.
>Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space on April 12,
>1961. Exactly 20 years later, NASA launched space shuttle Columbia on
>mission STS-1.
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>More than 105 parties have been planned in 35 countries to date. Other
>NASA centers hosting Yuri's Night celebrations this year are Ames
>Research Center, Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center.
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>The evening portion of Yuri's Night Goddard will follow a day of
>family-friendly, hands-on activities highlighting amazing space
>observations of our home planet from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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>Space Generation Advisory Council is a network of young people committed
>to using space to make a difference in the world. Founded in 1999, the
>nonprofit organization is a vast global community of leaders passionate
>about space. Space Generation's compelling projects, such as Yuri's
>Night, engage the public in a discussion of the role of space in the
>sustainability of the planet and in exploring space responsibly and
>attract new people to their network of active space explorers.
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>The organizations supporting Yuri's Night Goddard include Space
>Generation Advisory Council, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Analytical
>Graphics, Inc., Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., The Tauri Group,
>and Lockheed Martin Corporation.
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>Media interested in attending should contact Amy Pruett at 301-286-7646.
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>For more information about Yuri's Night Goddard, please visit:
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>http://dc.yurisnight.net/
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