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Yuri's First Orbit

Published on April 13, 2012 By SpaceKate

It’s Yuri’s Night 2012. My third Yuri’s Night since that fateful day when Dr Chris McKay gave me my treasured NASA pin badge and changed my life. Each has been different. The first, at NASA Ames, was huge! DJ’s in aircraft hangers, an air-show, talks from Steve Wozniak, Richard Garriott, and an LCROSS scientist.   The second […]

Spacetacular! Yuri's Night 2011 in London

Published on April 13, 2011 By SpaceKate

Yesterday was a very special day. It not only marked the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight which saw Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut, orbit the earth in Vostok 1, but also the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch. NASA didn’t plan for the the first shuttle to take off exactly 20 […]