Les Claypool, The Black Keys, N.E.R.D. To Celebrate Yuri’s Night
A number of musical acts will help commemorate Yuri’s Night on April 10 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Yuri’s Night celebrates “mankind’s first venture into space, by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961, and the launch of the first Space Shuttle by NASA exactly twenty years later.” April 9 will offer a free event, for elementary, high school and college students “to explore art, space, technology, and the future of the world being built in Silicon Valley,” with lectures by NASA scientists and related experts. Music will then take place on the 10th with The Black Keys, Les Claypool, Common and N.E.R.D. among the participants. The first Yuri’s night took place on April 12, 2001 and this year more than 120 cities will host celebrations.