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12-4-12 Next week is Yuri’s Night, an international celebration of human achievement and ingenuity, in recognition of mankind’s achievements in space exploration—with hopes of inspiring a new generation to continue looking upward and reaching outward. Fifty-one years ago, Yuri Gagarin was the first human to launch into space: “Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty – not destroy it!”
Do something on Yuri's night. Look up some local or online event. Or just step outside with someone impressionable, and infect them with a sense of wonder. And determination.
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As Director of Outreach for Yuri's Night 2012, I approve of this blog post. ;-) Thanks for helping to make an impact, +David Brin!
 
one of my cats is named Yuri. his (sadly) deceased brother was Neil.
 
Yuri's Night is always a wonderful event. I wish I could have stayed in Star City through next week and celebrate it there!
 
Yes, people of the world, let us continue to enhance the beauty of our planet far above the dismal level that it would be at without human creativity.
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