Troop 19 - Yuri's Night Los Angeles


Yuri's Night was a great event which merged my love of science fiction with my love for space exploration. I met so many fun people with a passion for the stars. The highlight of the troop for me has to be meeting and getting a picture with Astronaut Mae Jemison! She was the first African American woman in space and played a small role on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  I also met Huston Huddleston in person of the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum and Dean Haglund of the Lone Gunman. I can't wait for more space troops!

Yuri’s Night is named for the first human to launch into space, Yuri Gagarin, who flew the Vostok 1 spaceship on April 12, 1961. The launch of STS-1, the first Space Shuttle mission, is also honored, as it was launched 20 years to the day of Vostok 1 on April 12, 1981.
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