Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/09/30 11:40 CDT
Off to France! DPS-EPSC 2011 (a big planetary meeting)
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/09/26 12:03 CDT
Readers: Help me identify "greatest hit" blog entries?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/09/19 11:55 CDT
Lou Friedman: Students design human asteroid mission in Caltech Space Challenge
Posted by Ray Sanders on 2011/09/13 04:14 CDT
Guest Post: Ray Sanders: What's Up in the Night Sky This Fall?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/09/08 10:57 CDT
GRAIL update: Next launch attempt planned for Saturday
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/08/04 01:19 CDT
Fun for the whole family: Watch an enormous rocket blast a spacecraft to Jupiter!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/06/14 02:21 CDT
I just got the following email from the American Geophysical Union (AGU), requesting anyone whose Congressperson sits on the Appropriations Committee to place a phone call to support the production of Plutonium-238, the isotope of plutonium that powers spacecraft that cannot run on solar power.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/04/15 04:25 CDT
We're going to celebrate Lou Friedman's 30 years of service to the Planetary Society by mercilessly making fun of him at a gala "Roast and Toast" event in downtown Los Angeles on April 30. (We will probably say some very nice things about him too.)
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/02/01 09:44 CST
There's a new Planetary Society contest: "Are We There Yet? -- Measuring Stardust's Cosmic Journey." How far do you think Stardust will have traveled to get to Tempel 1? Guess here and get a chance to win a cool T-shirt!
The Planetary Society regularly hosts interns and visiting scientists and engineers from world space agencies. Recently, we've had the pleasure of working with JAXA's Toshiaki Takemae.
Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/01/28 10:12 CST
The world's space community -- and the public -- is awaiting the Obama Administration's new plan for human and robotic space flight. We expect the plan will be unveiled as part of the formal submission to Congress of the Administration's proposed budget for the Federal Government.
Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2009/07/16 01:01 CDT
Grab your bell bottoms and Tang, and travel back to 1969 when Apollo 11's journey to the Moon captivated the world, and Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's boot prints in the lunar dust transformed us into a multi-world species.