Yuri's Night Live Webcast Saturday April 11th: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, Bob Weir, Bill Nye
04/05/2020

Yuri’s Night live webcast with Astronauts.The online party will go live at 4 p.m. PST on 4/11 https://www.youtube.com/YurisNight | http://webcast.yurisnight.net

Online PR News – 05-April-2020 – Los Angeles, CA – *MEDIA ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH *

Yuri's Night has Gone Virtual! Live Webcast on Saturday April 11th, 2020 to Feature NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly in conversation with Bob Weir founding member of Grateful Dead; Bill Nye the Science Guy, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield of YouTube “Space Oddity” Fame (45MM views); Greeting from Jessica Meir from the International Space Station, NASA Astronauts Story Musgrave, Nicole Stott, and South Korean Astronaut Soyeon Yi and Many More!

The non-profit created the online Party to provide our community of Space enthusiasts a place to celebrate the power of Space to bring hope for humankind.

Los Angeles, California - April 3rd, 2020

Yuri’s Night (YN), a non-profit organization, brings people together every year for a global celebration of April 12,1961: the day humanity took its first step into space. The mission of Yuri’s Night is to use the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for global transformation.

In an effort to spread the message of unity and hope during the Covid-19 pandemic, Yuri’s Night has shifting their event from an in-person celebration to a live webcast that will feature Astronauts and advocates for Space exploration taking over the live feed throughout the event.

The online party will go live at 4 p.m. PST on Saturday, April 11th on Yuri’s Night YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/YurisNight. A special global webcast site, http://webcast.yurisnight.net, has been created to show the breakdown of the special guests and a sign-up for email alerts of the webcast. Viewers are invited to submit space related questions for a chance to be
featured during the live show. Loretta Whitesides, co-creator of Yuri’s Night, and Yuri’s Night L.A. MC Gray Bright will kick things off and share hosting duties with The Everyday Astronaut, AstroAthena and Cas Anvar of the Expanse to engage with each guest during the live stream.

The space-curated program will include world premieres of special aerospace footage and movie trailers, along with exclusive interactions between NASA astronauts and space enthusiasts.
One such feature will be a conversation on isolation with NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in the International Space Station to study the long-term effects on the human body in Space with Bob Weir, founding member of Grateful Dead, member of Dead & Company and Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. Weir is a Goodwill Ambassador working with the UN agency to end poverty while fighting climate change.

Bill Nye The Science Guy, Robert Picardo from Star Trek Voyager, Rod Roddenberry from Roddenberry Entertainment, Kelvin Manning of the John F. Kennedy Space Center are among the other special guests for the webcast.

The webcast has been a labor of love for the Yuri’s Night team, who consist of volunteers, giving their time and skillset for the passion of sharing Space exploration to the world. All viewers are invited to dress up in their space themed costume, create watch parties for friends, and tag #YurisNight on their social media posts to help us see the global audience of the webcast.

Yuri’s Night Global Webcast Facts:

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Start time: 4 p.m. and expected to last a few hours
Webcast link: https://www.youtube.com/YurisNight
Subscribe and click on the bell to be alerted for the live stream
YouTube Livestream will allow text chats. Viewers are encouraged to create video enabled ‘watch parties’ and share with friends. Tag #YurisNight for Twitter and IG with photos from your house to us! If you are part of an awesome organization that supports Yuri’s Night, also #yourgroup as well to represent!
YN Webcast Information: http://webcast.yurisnight.net

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About Yuri’s Night

Yuri's Night is a global celebration of the power of space to bring humanity together. Yuri's Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. Yuri's Night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach efforts.

For more information contact:
Rosa Navas rosa@yurisnight.net | Media Relations, Yuri’s Night Los Angeles