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Yuri’s Night Announces 2012 Slogan: “Make An Impact”

By SpaceRef Editor
October 6, 2011
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Yuri’s Night Announces 2012 Slogan: “Make An Impact”

October 6, 2011 – Cape Town, South Africa – Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, has announced its slogan for the 2012 event.

“Yuri’s Night 2012: Make an Impact” calls on event organizers and attendees around the world to both remember the impact of space travel on human society and make their own impact locally through their Yuri’s Night event. The slogan also slyly hints at the hype surrounding 2012 as the year of the supposed Mayan end-of-the-world prophesies.

“With this slogan, we call on all Yuri’s Night parties to ‘make an impact,’ whether it be through educating attendees about space, helping to train a new generation of organizers and leaders, or simply celebrating the importance of space exploration in their local communities,” said Ryan Kobrick, Yuri’s Night Executive Director. “As we look to host 1,000 Yuri’s Night events next year, we are extremely excited to see artists, scientists, students, and space enthusiasts around the world join us in promoting humanity’s future in space.”

The Yuri’s Night Global Team officially kicked off the planning for Yuri’s Night 2012 last May, and has continued to plan throughout the summer for the world’s largest celebration of space next April.

About Yuri’s Night

Yuri’s Night is a global non-profit organization dedicated to hosting global celebrations of humanity’s presence in space each April 12 in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin’s first manned space flight and the inaugural launch of the Space Shuttle. Currently in its 12th year of operation, Yuri’s Night hosted over 120 parties in 35 countries in 2011, including events in Tokyo, San Francisco, the NASA Ames Research Center, and the International Space Station.

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