AIAA Houston’s – Yuri’s Night Houston 5km Fun Run/Walk (and 1K Kids Run)

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To connect thousands of people around the world to celebrate and honor the past while building a stairway to the future. Yuri’s Night continues to bring the excitement, passion and promise of space travel closer to people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.

Company Overview

The 2014 event will take place Sat April 5th.


Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of human space achievement, held on the anniversaries of the first human into space, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (12th April 1967), and the flight of the first American space shuttle, Columbia (12th April 1987). This is a 5 km run/walk through Nassau Bay is held as part of the Yuri’s Night Houston celebration. It will begin at 8:15 a.m. A 1K Kid’s Run will also be held at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.

General Information
For the first nine years, we held our race at Challenger 7 Memorial Park in Webster, TX. Named in memory of the astronauts who dedicated their lives to the exploration of space, Challenger Park has been an ideal location for an event that celebrates human spaceflight. . However, the race has outgrown the park, and so in 2013 the event was moved.
An important factor in determining the new location was that it holds an aspect of significance to human spaceflight. After considering several different possibilities, the decision has been made to move our race to the City of Nassau Bay, where many astronauts, engineers, technicians and flight directors have lived from the early days of the Apollo program to the current day. Our 2nd year with the new course will take runners by former homes of many of the early era astronauts that lived in the city.
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Space Shuttle Endeavor Public Viewing

After evaluating the weather, managers have decided to clear Space Shuttle Endeavour for a Houston stopover on Wednesday, Sept. 19, with departure for California on Thursday, Sept. 20. Stay tuned to this website for updates regarding Endeavour’s stop in Houston:

Endeavour will be available for public viewing Sept. 19 until 9 p.m. Endeavour will depart Ellington at sunrise Sept. 20 to continue on its way to Los Angeles for permanent display.

Today, the SCA/Endeavour combo is planned to fly approximately 1,500 feet above various areas of Houston, Clear Lake and Galveston – including JSC — between about 9 and 10:30 a.m. as it arrives in Houston from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Endeavour’s Landing at Ellington is set for about 10:45 a.m. The specific route and timing of Endeavour’s flight will depend on weather and operational constraints.

NASA also will provide updates on Endeavour’s cross-country flight via social media using the hashtags #SpotTheShuttle and #OV105. You can follow who sees Endeavour, and post your sighting, in real time at:!/search/%23spottheshuttle

Although it is better to see in person, portions of Endeavour’s flyover of JSC and the landing at Ellington will be broadcast live and can be viewed via several methods:

– Tune in to JSC TV channels 2 (analog) and 51-2 (digital)
– Watch JSC IPTV at on channel 402 (standard definition) and 4512 (HD) – best viewed using Internet Explorer
– Watch on UStream at:

After landing at Ellington, Endeavour will come to a stop near the NASA Hangar 990 pedestrian gate. The public will be able to view the aircraft and Endeavour from as close as 100 feet away starting about 30 minutes after it is parked. Public viewing will continue until 9 p.m. Wednesday. Endeavour’s departure from Ellington is planned for about sunrise on Thursday, Sept. 20.

JSC civil service employees are encouraged to participate in this NASA-sponsored activity as recognition for your many contributions to the Space Shuttle Program and incentive for safely and successfully furthering NASA’s mission. Participation during your normal duty hours is considered work time recordable to your normal charge codes. This includes transit time between Ellington and your regular work site using a reasonably direct route. You must coordinate with your supervisor to discuss which day and hours are acceptable for participation, while ensuring that work deadlines and organizational objectives remain supported without resulting in overtime, premium pay, comp or credit time. JSC contractors are asked to check with their own company’s policy. Employees and the general public may park at Ellington Field to witness the landing, view the shuttle or watch the takeoff (approximately 7 a.m. on Sept. 20). Please note: Hangar 990 itself will NOT be open to employees or the public during the viewing days.

Point of contact: JSC External Relations, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, x35111