Posted by Jim Bell on 2010/07/30 11:04 CDT
If you've never seen a total eclipse of the Sun, make sure to put one on your bucket list!
Posted by David Kass on 2010/07/13 12:00 CDT
June 29, 2010 was the second Martian anniversary of the start of Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) observations at Mars.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/07 05:32 CDT
Bill Nye the Science Guy® will take the helm as the new Executive Director of the Planetary Society.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/04 02:37 CDT
The Planetary Society today issued this statement congratulating SpaceX on the test flight of Falcon 9.
Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/05/27 12:00 CDT
The LightSail 1 spacecraft development is proceeding well. Our engineering team has completed crucial milestones to building the vehicle that will demonstrate the value and potential of using sunlight alone to propel exploratory craft through space.
Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2010/05/18 08:07 CDT
Hollywood and Science are not congenial colleagues. When their paths cross, as they so often do in science-fiction films, each feels the other must give way to the cultural absolutes of their different tribes.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/15 05:41 CDT
Bill Nye, Jim Bell, Scott Hubbard, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk, and Lou Friedman -- all members of The Planetary Society's Board of Directors -- attended President Obama's Space Conference at the Kennedy Space Center today.
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 Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/23 12:21 CST
The Planetary Society is hosting a luncheon on January 23, 2010 that will celebrate the achievements of two renowned heroes of space exploration, physicist Stephen Hawking and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.