Yuri's Night 2020 Global Livestream
Watch the replay of the 5 hour event, recorded live on April 11, 2020!
Breakdown of 5 hour broadcast:
0:01:57 – Introduction to the Yuri’s Night Webcast by Robert Picardo of The Planetary Society.
0:04:45 – Gray Bright launches us into the show!
0:10:40 – Loretta Whitesides introduces Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield to talk about self-isolation.
0:30:14 – Loretta introduces video greetings from NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir on the Space Station.
0:32:35 – Jared Head and Cariann Higginbotham of TMRO.tv join Loretta to introduce SUPERCOLLIDER gallery & Nicole Stott to talk about the intersection of spaceflight and art.
0:48:38 – Jared & Cariann introduce the Test Shot Starfish team who make music for engineers and artists.
0:53:55 – Test Shot Starfish explain their collaboration project with Matt Sharpe and The Rentals.
1:03:53 – NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly interviews the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and they discuss the current pandemic, isolation, memories of Apollo, and who Bob would spend his isolation time with.
1:32:34 – Dr. Sian Proctor reminds us to work together, be inclusive, and connect with others this Yuri’s Night.
1:33:55 – Tim Dodd aka Everyday Astronaut talks about how the past, present, and future of spaceflight is exciting and takes questions from the chat room.
1:52:43 – Loretta introduces a video greeting by NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur (sorry, due to a glitch, flip your screen for this).
1:55:23 – Loretta talks with South Korean Astronaut Soyeon Yi about her experiences on the International Space Station and celebrating Yuri’s Night here on Earth.
2:17:51 – Loretta speaks with NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman and her husband Josh Simpson about Cady’s spaceflight experiences and Josh’s glassblowing artwork.
2:37:47 – Cariann talks with Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry about the history of Star Trek and parallels between Star Trek & our world.
2:50:47 – Greeting from Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE Foundation about threats to humanity and the great promises for humanity in our future.
2:57:08 – Jared talks to Rick Tumlinson, founder of SpaceFund and the EarthLight foundation, about Gerard O’Neill to introduce a trailer for the upcoming documentary “The High Frontier”.
3:06:23 – Jared interviews Kelvin Manning, Assistant Director for the NASA Kennedy Space Center about NASA’s future missions. He closes out at 3:13:51 with his own rap recap of what NASA is working on – awesome!
3:15:48 – Loretta interviews former JPL rocket scientist and current Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo about how she got from a young girl scout to where she is today.
3:23:45 – Loretta and Bill Nye talk about the Planetary Society, rocket physics problems, and more.
3:34:17 – Bill Nye is joined by actor Cas Anvar who plays Alex Kamal on The Expanse TV series about how climate change and human actions impact the planet.
3:47:55 – Cas Anvar talks with Dr. Tanya Harrison from Planet Labs & Dr. Sian Proctor about how the climate is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what that tells us about humanity’s impact on the Earth.
4:13:45 – Athena Brensberger aka @Astroathens interviews Dr. Kirby Runyon, a planetary geologist, about the missions he is excited about that are in the works to explore the solar system & beyond.
4:23:38 – Actor Robert Picardo, aka the EMH Hologram on Star Trek: Voyager, joins Athena & Kirby to talk about government advocacy for space missions, Star Trek parallels to modern technology, and where sci-fi meets science.
4:40:30 – Loretta presents the “Spirit of Yuri’s Night” award for 2020 to Duran Duran, represented by keyboardist Nick Rhodes for their amazing concert at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 flight.
4:48:54 – Loretta presents the best photos sent in by live webcast viewers of their own costumes and closes with a great music video by Public Service Broadcasting called “Gagarin”.
4:56:24 – Goodbyes and credits from the hosts – thanks for watching and we’ll see you in 2021!
Thank you for joining us on April 11 to celebrate Yuri’s Night as a global community!
This year, many of the in-person Yuri’s Night events around the globe have been cancelled or postponed to to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Given our mission to spread inspiration and space love, we created an online party on Saturday, April 11th and YOU are invited!
We are excited to use this opportunity to spread our message of unity and hope to space supporters around the planet!