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IKAROS sail deployment proceeding

Louis D. Friedman • June 04, 2010

Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman is at JAXA's Japanese Space Exploration Center to observe the deployment of IKAROS' solar sails.

Firming Up the Spacecraft Design

Louis D. Friedman • May 27, 2010

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.

More Support for the 2011 Budget Proposal

Louis D. Friedman • May 20, 2010

The new joint statement by space organizations representing a large segment of the science and space-interest community, including The Planetary Society, is a terrific endorsement for the 2011 budget proposal for NASA.

Planetary Society Tells Congress "Reassert Optimism, Inspire Future Generations"

Louis D. Friedman • May 12, 2010

Two weeks ago, The Planetary Society submitted a statement to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee considering the fiscal year 2011 budget request for NASA.

From the Executive Director: Space Exploration is Non-partisan

Louis D. Friedman • April 21, 2010

I've been getting a tremendous amount of e-mail (and old-fashioned postal mail, too) in response to the new plan for human space exploration announced by the Obama Administration.

Back from the President's Space Conference

Louis D. Friedman • April 16, 2010

Yesterday, I -- together with Planetary Society Board members Jim Bell, Bill Nye, Neil Tyson, Scott Hubbard, and Elon Musk -- attended President Obama's Space Conference in Florida.

Stephen Hawking Receives Cosmos Award

Louis D. Friedman • March 07, 2010

The Planetary Society presented the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science to Stephen Hawking in Cambridge England on February 27.

Join the Fight for NASA's Future!

Louis D. Friedman • March 05, 2010

The U.S. Administration's request for the 2011 NASA budget calls for a bold recasting of the agency's path for human space exploration.

Planetary Society Urges Congress to Endorse NASA Budget

Louis D. Friedman • February 01, 2010

The Planetary Society today issued a statement supporting the budget increase for NASA and the Administration's proposal to involve the commercial industry in human space flight.

Countdown to the Budget...

Louis D. Friedman • January 28, 2010

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.

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