Oh yeah, … it is!
This is based on real events, and was produced and directed by a NASA astronaut.
On a brighter note, the 2009 online calendar for Yuri’s night parties worldwide is up.
“Yuri Gagarin was the first human to go into space on April 12th, 1961. The US Space Shuttle first launched on April 12th, 1981. Yuri’s Night is like the St Patricks Day or Cinco de Mayo for space. It is one day when all the world can come together and celebrate the power and beauty of space and what it means for each of us.”
Interestingly, there is no party yet for either Boston nor Moscow.