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Your Name...On Its Way to the Stars?

Mat Kaplan • October 08, 2013

This week's Planetary Radio features artist Jon Lomberg inviting listeners to join the New Horizons Message Initiative.

Bill Nye 'Dancing With the Stars' Update

Abigail Fraeman • September 25, 2013

We're two weeks in to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 17, and Bill Nye has shown that, true to his TV-theme song lyric, "science rules" in the eyes of the audience.

Go LADEE!

Mat Kaplan • September 10, 2013

Listen to or watch the recording of our live celebration for LADEE as the spacecraft blasted off for the moon.

Watch LADEE Launch to the Moon with The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan • September 06, 2013

Starting at 7:30pm PDT/10:30pm EDT, we will webcast a special event around the launch of NASA's next lunar spacecraft. Watch our special coverage with lunar scientists and live video from the launch site, as well as NASA TV footage of the launch itself.

Bill Nye takes to the dance floor

Abigail Fraeman • September 04, 2013 • 2

It was announced this morning that Bill will be appearing as a contestant on the American hit show, “Dancing with the Stars”. I am so excited. "How will Bill fare?" you may ask. Consider the following...

Looking back at Mariner images of Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • September 03, 2013 • 8

Bruce Murray was an early advocate for the inclusion of cameras on planetary spacecraft. As a tribute to him, I thought I'd take a look at a few of the images from the early Mariner missions to Mars.

Mars, Old and New: A Personal View by Bruce Murray

Jennifer Vaughn • September 03, 2013 • 1

An interview with Bruce Murray from 2001 about his perspectives on Mars science and exploration: past, present, and future.

I Remember Bruce Murray

Mat Kaplan • September 03, 2013 • 1

This week's Planetary Radio is a tribute to the Planetary Society's co-founder, Chairman and President. Mat provides a more personal tribute in this blog post.

Bruce Murray: Personal Reflections of a Former Student

Bruce Betts • August 29, 2013 • 2

I am saddened by the loss of my professor and mentor, Bruce Murray. I celebrate him here by sharing some personal memories and reflections. There is much to respect, and also much to amuse as we reflect on the life of this great man.

Bruce Murray (1931-2013)

Louis D. Friedman and Charlene Anderson • August 29, 2013 • 53

One of the most remarkable minds of 20th century exploration was stilled this morning, August 29, 2013, when Bruce C. Murray died of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 81. The Planetary Society owes its existence to Bruce.

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