At the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., revelers mark Yuri's Night, an annual worldwide party that celebrates Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first flight into space.
Panorama view of Yuri's Night--which celebrated Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first flight into space--at NASA Ames Research Center.
On April 12, 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut became the first human to go into space. It took the Americans another year to put a man into orbit. Fifty years later, Gagarin's fame is as bright as ever, and he may be one of the few Soviets to retain his star power.
Project originally designed for Burning Man delights crowd at Bay Area's version of the worldwide celebration of man's first trip into space.
At the annual celebration of the first human exploration of space, the director of NASA's Silicon Valley research center opens up about the facility's plans.
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A look at some interesting technology found during the Yuri's Night festival at the NASA Ames Research Center.
Artists and science geeks, DJs and dancers on hand, celebration of Yuri Gagarin and first manned spaceflight was a perfect mashup of cultures. Photos: Yuri's Night Space Party
The Yuri's Night dance party at NASA's Moffett Field in Silicon Valley feted the 40th anniversary of the first man in space.
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