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Yuri's Night at Ames

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
April 14, 2007

Yuri’s Night ’07 Bay Area, NASA ARC

“I give it five fingers up” – Robert
“It’s a mashup of cultures”
“Amazing to see this happen here”
“Do you think this will happen again next year?”

Yuri’s Night: Burning Man meets NASA, CNet

“As I wandered, I couldn’t go more than eight feet without bumping into someone I knew: friends from my social circles, people who work with NASA, people from the virtual-worlds companies I write about, and others. This particular Yuri’s Night event was the perfect confluence of the communities I run in and write about.”

Editor’s note: I will have much more posted later. Suffice it to say, Yuri’s Night at Ames was a resounding successs – I saw things at NASA I never thought I’d see – all carried out with professionalism, precision – and sheer joy. Oh yes, that 18-24 demographic NASA wants to get to? ARC had thousands of them as guests last night – and they were cheering the people (including Pete Worden) who spoke about space.

Photos of Yuris Night Bay Area 2007, A Giant Party at NASA, (photos) Laughing Squid

“Last night’s Yuris Night Bay Area 2007 party was amazing. The night was in honor of Yuri Gagarin, who in 1961 was the first person to travel to space and orbit the earth. … Yuris Night Bay Area 2007 felt like a really nice mix of space travel expo, Burning Man and Maker Faire. I really hope there do it there again next year.”

Yuri’s Night, (photos) Redundantly Redundant

Yuri’s Night 2007 (Photos), qdot

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