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Bill Takes a Job

Bill Nye • June 25, 2010

Bill gives an introduction about his feelings on his new position here at The Planetary Society.

U.S. Citizens: Please write your elected representatives about restarting plutonium-238 production!

Emily Lakdawalla • June 09, 2010

I'm hereby posting a request that was sent earlier today to members of the Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society by its chair, Candy Hansen.

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.

Apollo Astronaut Rusty Schweickart Boosts New NASA Plan

Charlene Anderson • May 19, 2010

It's the hottest debate I've seen in 30 years of following space policy -- this uproar over NASA's proposed FY 2011 budget.

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.

Some Pictures from President Obama's Florida Space Conference

Emily Lakdawalla • April 15, 2010

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.

Programming note: Florida space conference

Emily Lakdawalla • April 15, 2010

As I write this I am watching President Obama walk down the steps from Air Force One to attend the Florida space conference and deliver a speech at 14:40 EDT (18:40 UTC) about the future of American space exploration.

Planetary Society leaders to attend tomorrow's Florida Space Conference

Charlene Anderson • April 14, 2010

Members of The Planetary Society's Board of Directors have been invited to hear President Obama present his new approach to human spaceflight tomorrow at the Kennedy Space Center.

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