Lunar and Planetary Institute

Celebration of Human Spaceflight

April 3, 2017

Dr. Patricia Craig

The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) presents “Yuri’s Night: An Echo of Spaceflight” by LPI scientist Dr. David Kring as part of the HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series.

The presentation will celebrate the launch of the first human in space, the flight of Yuri Gagarin on this day in 1961, and the first flight of the Space Shuttle on this day in 1981, with a look forward to the possibilities of human spaceflight aboard NASA’s new Orion crew vehicle as it travels around the farside of the Moon, which is the most accessible unexplored region in the Solar System.

Burke Baker Planetarium
April 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets available for purchase.

For more information, visit:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration


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