The InterPlanetary Festival is an annual event, free and open to the public, that combines an exploration of complexity science and technological innovation with a summer festival full of music, film, art, food, drinks, and more. The InterPlanetary Festival is completely conceived, curated, and executed by the Santa Fe Institute, whose science acts as the fuel and inspiration for the festival’s many facets.
On April 13, 1985, Space Shuttle Atlantis arrived at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to be prepped for its maiden flight. Over the following 26 years, Atlantis would go on to launch 33 times - deploying satellites & planetary probes Magellan & Galileo, delivering vital components to the International Space Station, & pioneering the Shuttle-Mir era. In July of 2011, NASA's final shuttle mission was flown by Atlantis (STS-135), marking the end of the Shuttle Era. Today, Atlantis is on full display at the historic Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
This year's EPIC Space Coast Yuri's Night party will take place underneath Shuttle Atlantis exactly 34 years to the day since the orbiter arrived at KSC. Come join us to celebrate this historic spacecraft, the excitement of space exploration, & the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's monumental flight into orbit.
This year's epic Yuri's Night party will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins’ historic first mission to land people on the surface of the moon. Join us Saturday April 6, 2019 under the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion for an incredible experience of our place in the cosmos!
March 14, 2019
Join us on Thursday, March 14 for the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative's third annual event, Beyond the Cradle: Envisioning a New Space Age.
With humanity at the cusp of interplanetary civilization, we are actively building the technologies, tools, and human experiences of our sci-fi space future. Join us, in the 50th anniversary year of the ApolloMoon landing, for a creative spin with the scientists, engineers, artists, and designers revolutionizing our next half-century of moonshots and starshots.