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The Skirmishing Has Begun

Charlene Anderson • July 12, 2011

Today, 12 July 2011, the Planetary Society submitted into testimony a written statement to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives for their hearing on NASA's Space Launch System.

Getting Ready for the Next Skirmish: Battle Over NASA Budget Continues

Charlene Anderson • July 08, 2011

Shudders are still rolling through the space-exploration community after the House Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee voted on July 7 to slash NASA's budget by $1.9 billion.

[email protected] Following Up on Kepler Discoveries

Charlene Anderson • May 13, 2011

Remember [email protected]? The ground-breaking computing project is now taking a look at candidate Earth-like planets that have been detected by NASA's Kepler space telescope.

Our Thoughts Are With Friends in Japan

Charlene Anderson • March 12, 2011

Yesterday, after the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan, we sent out the e-mail message below and were elated to receive a response almost immediately from one of our members in Tokyo. We are also excited to report that Tak Iyori, the Executive Director of Planetary Society/Japan, is also safe.

Just Released: The Planetary Science Decadal Survey for 2013-2022

Charlene Anderson • March 07, 2011

The embargo has just been lifted on the National Research Council's "Visions and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 -- 2022 (PDF)," which sets out priorities for which planetary missions should be undertaken in next ten years.

Glory Lost - But Its Mission Must Go On

Charlene Anderson • March 04, 2011

Another painful loss to NASA's mission to study Earth from space: Today a Taurus XL rocket failed to lift the Glory satellite into Earth orbit when its clam-shell nosecone refused to open, forcing the rocket and its payload into the southern Pacific Ocean.

The Future of Women in Chemistry and Science

Charlene Anderson • February 28, 2011

Are you concerned about the future of women in science? Well, you should be, since the women working in science today and tomorrow will help shape the world you live in.

A Planetary Society Trifecta

Charlene Anderson • February 25, 2011

A Planetary Society trifecta -- that's what Neil Tyson calls this episode of his StarTalk radio show broadcast this week. His guests include the Society's Vice President, Heidi Hammel, and its Executive Director, Bill Nye, (along with the Society's friend, Steve Squyres, Principal Investigator for the Mars Exploration Rovers).

It's Alive! It's Alive!

Charlene Anderson • January 20, 2011

It was once thought lost in space, but it looks like NanoSail-D has ejected from its FastSat carrier and is preparing for deployment.

A Worldwide Game of "Telephone" Distorts NASA Meeting

Charlene Anderson • January 18, 2011 • 1

In the last couple of weeks, media outlets around the world have been reporting that NASA recently convened a private meeting at JPL to identify the worst movies ever made, scientifically speaking. It seemed like a good story. The problem was that it wasn't true.

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