Museum Joins World Celebration of

"Yuri's Night" April 12

Space-themed party offers live music next to Space Shuttle Trainer

SEATTLE, March 28, 2013--Yuri's Night is an annual, global celebration of humanity's past, present and future in space. The Museum of Flight will add to the mix Friday night, April 12, with a party in a place like no other -- next to its historic Space Shuttle Trainer and Russian Soyuz space capsule in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. The event includes dancing to the great R&B band Two Scoops (featured this year at the Museum's Hops and Props event), a no-host bar, and appetizers from McCormick and Schmick's. The Yuri's Night World Space Party runs from 7 to 11 p.m., and is only for those 21 years and older with proper ID. Admission is $30 general/$25 Museum Members. Tickets are available online at museumtix (no service charges).

Yuri's Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA's space shuttle. For more information about Yuri's Night parties around the world: Yuri's Night World Space Party.

Image: The Museum of Flight Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle. Yuri's Night logo courtesy Yuri's Night: "You are free to use and distribute our logos and graphics as long as you do not modify them or claim ownership or any other rights."

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The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is id="mce_marker"8 for adults, id="mce_marker"4 for seniors 65 and older, id="mce_marker"3 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

Mike Bush

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Ted Huetter
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