Come celebrate human spaceflight with the global annual celebration of Yuri’s Night! Saturday, April 12, marks the anniversary of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin (1961), and the first space shuttle flight (1981).
Locations across our planet will be celebrating in unique ways, and Cape Canaveral has an assortment of activities for you to participate in.
Check out these amazing events right here on the Space Coast.
When: Friday, April 11
What: Yuri’s Night Kickoff with the 4th International Workshop on Lunar Science Applications (LSA 4) Yuri’s Night Central Florida International Space Apps Challenge Hang Out
When: Saturday, April 12
What: Yuri’s Night Space Coast Rocket Bike Pub Crawl
Yuri’s Night Soviet Block Wines
RBSP, Atlas V Await Launch on Pad 41
The rollout of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes spacecraft began on schedule at 8 a.m. EDT, reaching the pad at Space Launch Complex-41 at 8:35 a.m. Preparations are beginning to fuel the rocket’s first stage with about 25,000 gallons of RP-1, a highly refined kerosene. The fueling operation is scheduled to begin at noon and takes 45 minutes to complete.
The launch weather forecast has improved to only a 30 percent chance of not meeting the weather criteria for liftoff at 4:07 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Scattered clouds are forecast, with a temperature at launch time near 78 degrees and a light southwest wind. Tropical Storm Isaac will not be a factor if launch occurs on Friday or Saturday.
To learn more about the RBSP mission, visit http://www.nasa.gov/rbsp or find out the latest news via NASA’s RBSP social media sites at http://go.nasa.gov/QR9agk, http://www.twitter.com/RBStormProbes and http://www.twitter.com/nasakennedy.
Atlas V – RBSP