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Bill Nye is more than just the Science Guy to us—he's our CEO and fearless leader. Come along on a cosmic journey and find Your Place In Space.

Washington Update

Bill Nye • February 11, 2013 • 2

Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke to the House Science committee about the importance of space and scientific research. Bill Nye also visited with Congressman Culberson and Congressman Wolf's chief of staffabout supporting NASA's Planetary Science Program.

International Astronautical Congress 2012 Recap

Bill Nye • October 09, 2012 • 4

Again this year I represented The Planetary Society at the International Astronautical Congress. This year, we met in Naples, Italy. This meeting brings together space scientists, rocket people, and spacecraft engineers from all over the world.

Name That Asteroid!

Bill Nye • September 04, 2012 • 3

OSIRIS-REx is will return a piece of the ancient asteroid 1999 RQ36, and it's up to you to come up with a name.

Neil Armstrong changed the world

Bill Nye • August 25, 2012 • 15

Neil Armstrong changed the world. He was an excellent engineer and an outstanding pilot. He got the assignment to land a completely novel rocket machine on the Earth’s Moon, because he was the perfect man for the job: He could really fly; he had excellent judgment about the capabilities of his ship; and above all, he had a remarkable ability to keep his wits about him in extraordinarily dangerous situations.

We're going back to Mars in 2016!

Bill Nye • August 20, 2012 • 9

Today, NASA announced the newest Discovery-class mission, a Mars lander called InSight. It's not a rover; it's a drill that will go down 5 meters and help us figure out what happens in the core of our neighboring terrestrial planet.

Curiosity's Marsdial is on Mars!

Bill Nye • August 14, 2012 • 6

Following the successful landing of the Curiosity rover, it is gratifying indeed to see the third MarsDial© photometric calibration (cal) target on the planet Mars. It is something near and dear to me personally, and it's good for all of us, because it helps us do good science.

Sally Ride, 1951 - 2012

Bill Nye • July 23, 2012 • 5

Sally Ride changed the world. We are very sorry to hear of her recent death after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. Dr. Ride was an excellent astronaut, a remarkable educator, and a longtime Planetary Society friend and adviser.

Celebrate Curiosity at Planetfest 2012

Bill Nye • June 28, 2012 • 6

Join me at Planetfest™ 2012: Curiosity Knows No Bounds, August 4 and 5 in Pasadena, California!

Ray Bradbury, a friend of The Planetary Society

Bill Nye • June 06, 2012 • 8

Thank you Ray; you changed the world. At the Planetary Society we will do our best to see to it that your dreams and hopes of exploring the distant regions of the Solar System, Mars especially, and are kept alive.

Congratulations to SpaceX

Bill Nye • May 24, 2012 • 1

On May 22, the Space-X Falcon rocket with its cargo capsule on top launched from Cape Canaveral and reached orbit ready to dock with the International Space Station. So far everything is going perfectly. It’s a huge step. Congratulations to Space-X, Elon Musk and his team.

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