Brice Russ

About the Author Brice Russ

Brice is the Assistant Director of Yuri's Night, the World Space Party. He served as the Yuri's Night Media Chair from 2006 to 2013, and has also worked with social media and online outreach for the National Space Society, 4Frontiers, and other space organizations. He currently works as a Public Relations and Marketing Specialist for Wolfram Research in Champaign, IL.

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Yuri’s Night: The world space party

Human exploration of space began more than a half century ago with the launch of Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961. The small capsule carried cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to leave to bonds of Earth and enter space. Exactly 20 years later, the United States began a new era in spaceflight with the inaugural launch of the Space Shuttle. 20 years after that, an annual celebration of our exploration of space began by connecting thousands of people around the world to celebrate past accomplishments and to inspire a new generation. That event is Yuri’s Night. Every year on April 12, Yuri’s Night brings the excitement and promise of space travel closer to people of all ages and all nationalities.

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