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Uranus or Bust (and on a budget)

Van Kane • July 09, 2013

New plans may make a mission to Uranus affordable within NASA's new, constrained budget.

Planetary Society Hangout: Arkyd Telescopes, Planetary Resources, Chris Lewicki

Bruce Betts • June 27, 2013

We talked to Chris Lewicki, President of Planetary Resources, about their upcoming Arkyd telescopes including one for the public, asteroid mining, and more. Hosted by Bruce Betts with Jennifer Vaughn.

POSTPONED: Planetary Society Hangout, Planetary Resources' Chris Lewicki

Emily Lakdawalla • June 05, 2013

The Hangout has been postponed because of technical difficulties. Stay tuned for rescheduling information.

NASA Administrator Highlights Advanced Propulsion Systems at JPL

Casey Dreier • May 23, 2013

Charles Bolden stopped by JPL to highlight research being done on advanced propulsion techniques that would be used in the proposed asteroid retrieval mission.

Report from the Starship Century Conference: Tuesday

Jon Lomberg • May 22, 2013

This week Jon Lomberg is attending the Starship Century conference, which brings together scientists, writers, and futurists to imagine the future of interstellar travel. Here he reports on presentations by Freeman Dyson, Peter Schwartz, Robert Zubrin, Geoff Landis, Neal Stephenson, and Patti Grace Smith.

Report from the Starship Century Conference: Monday

Jon Lomberg • May 21, 2013

This week Jon Lomberg is attending the Starship Century conference, which brings together scientists, writers, and futurists to imagine the future of interstellar travel. The organizers are Greg and Jim Benford, and among the attendees are: David Brin, Neal Stephenson, Vernor Vinge, Joe Haldeman, Alan Steele, Geoffrey Landis, Freeman Dyson, Jill Tarter, Paul Davies, Nalaka Gunawardene, and Daniel Richter.

ISIS: Blasting a Crater on Asteroid Bennu

Van Kane • May 16, 2013

An exciting new option to enhance NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission has been proposed by Steve Chesley at JPL. The ISIS spacecraft would impact asteroid Bennu to expose its interior structure to OSIRIS-REx.

Mars One astronaut selection announcement

Emily Lakdawalla • April 21, 2013

Today I am on my way to New York City, where I will be serving as the moderator for Mars One's first press briefing.

Bringing an Asteroid Home

Van Kane • April 03, 2013

Aviation Week and Space Technology reports that the President’s next budget request for NASA will include funds to begin developing a mission to bring an asteroid to the Earth-moon system.

LPSC 2013: Future Planetary Exploration

Van Kane • March 26, 2013

Last week, planetary scientists gathered for the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Van Kane rounds up some of the future mission concepts presented.

Instruments for the JUICE Jovian Mission

Van Kane • March 07, 2013

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced the list of instruments selected for its JUICE mission to explore the Jovian system for three years starting in the 2030 following a 2022 launch.

Checking in with the Future of Mars Exploration at NASA

Casey Dreier • February 27, 2013

Reporting from NASA's Mars Exploration Program working group on the latest updates in scientific exploration of the red planet.

Brother, Can You Spare $1B for a Planetary Space Telescope?

Van Kane • February 20, 2013

Imagine you had a Hubble-class telescope and could use in any way you wanted to explore planets. What would you do with it?

A New Statement on NASA's 2020 Rover Mission

Casey Dreier • January 29, 2013

The Planetary Society remains committed to a balanced program of solar system exploration, with Mars, outer planets, and small missions all playing an important part.

Human spaceflight update: the modules edition

Jason Davis • January 16, 2013

NASA made Wednesday a big day for human spaceflight following the official announcements of two new partnerships with Bigelow Aerospace and the European Space Agency.

Crazy Far

Louis D. Friedman • January 14, 2013

Louis Friedman discusses what he expects to be the future of space exploration. According to him, it won't be in manned missions, but in remote, virtual exploration available to anybody.

New Details on the 2020 Mars Rover

Casey Dreier • January 10, 2013

The 2020 Rover will achieve its cost-savings by using $200 million of existing hardware left over from the Curiosity mission, said the Director of the Planetary Science division within NASA.

Planetary Society Hangout Thursday noon PT / 2000 UT: GRAIL's Demise, Curiosity Arrives, and the 2020 Rover Surprise

Casey Dreier • December 13, 2012

Join us for our weekly hangout and catch up on GRAIL, Curiosity, and the future Mars rover.

Rovers are awesome, but where's the science?

Emily Lakdawalla • December 05, 2012

Now that Casey has explained the budget implications of yesterday's 2020 rover announcement, and The Planetary Society has issued a formal statement, I thought it was time for me to talk briefly about science.

The 2020 Rover in Context

Casey Dreier • December 05, 2012

The 2020 rover announced today is entirely consistent with NASA's reduced commitment to planetary exploration due to its 2013 budget.

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