Press Release

Yuri’s Night Announces Partnership With National Space Society

By SpaceRef Editor
October 21, 2011
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Yuri’s Night Announces Partnership With National Space Society

October 19, 2011 – Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Space Society (NSS) that provides for cooperation and joint activities between the two organizations.

The MOU calls for the NSS and Yuri’s Night to promote each other’s organization to its respective members. The NSS will help promote Yuri’s Night to its membership and Yuri’s Night in turn will promote the NSS to participants in the World Space Party. In addition, Yuri’s Night event organizers are encouraged to work with local NSS representatives and members in the planning of their events.

The Yuri’s Night Global Team expects to announce other high-profile MOUs and partnerships with space-related organizations throughout the Yuri’s Night 2012 “year”. In 2011, Yuri’s Night partnered with the Space Frontier Foundation and the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) among other organizations. Work on Yuri’s Night 2012 officially kicked off last May for the world’s largest celebration of space and space exploration 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 567 events in 75 countries in 2011, including events in Tokyo, San Francisco, the NASA Ames Research Center, and the International Space Station.

For more information about Yuri’s Night, visit

Brice Russ
Director of Media Relations

SpaceRef staff editor.