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Share your personal vision for space exploration with us using #SpaceFan and see what others are saying. Each of us has a unique reason for being a space advocate—The Planetary Society is the one place we come together to fuel humankind’s drive to explore and discover. We have infinite visions, but together, we share one powerful voice as The Planetary Society. Share Your Vision »

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Tell us about why you love space exploration, what got you excited in the first place, when inspires you, or whatever you would like to share with your community of space fans! In our newsletter each month we will ask a different question. Share Your Story »





 MY SKY Images from Our Members

Under the veil

Aurora borealis in Finland

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Half Moon

An amateur photo taken of the half moon by me from my phone.

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Lunar Terminator Glint

Glint on the lunar terminator captured with an iPhone and Celestron 8" SCT.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

How to change the approach to space exploration - Part 2

by Richard Sample

May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

I just spent the better part of the day reading almost everyone’s entries on "My Story". Some I read the whole article, others, just the bylines, but I got to see who’s out there all across the planet. Young and Old, Novice and Professional, Dreamers and Believers, Pioneers and Adventurers. When I did my first entry, I kinda did more like a resume’ and a recruiting tool rather than a “This is who I Am”. I realized this after reading everyone’s articles. So who am I? Well… I am the luckiest guy in the world. My career has allowed me ... more »

How do you change the approach to space exploration?

by Richard Sample

May 1, 2015 | 0 comments

My name is Richard Sample. I am a Quality Control inspector with over 30 years in the testing and inspection industries. I am a degreed Nuclear/Metallurgist, an ASNT nationally certified Level III in Ultrasonic’s, Magnetic Particle, and Liquid Penetrant and an API certified Pressure Vessel (510), Process Piping (570), and Storage Tank (653) Inspector. I have worked in Nuclear power plants, Aerospace, Aircraft, Petrochemical, and Polymer industries, with experience in metal / welding fatigue and failure analysis. I have witnessed a much diversified range of fabrication and processing methods over the decades.

My unique work experience has shown me many approaches ... more »

A Far Away World

by Rudy Alleyne

April 23, 2015 | 2 comments

What about me? I'm the guy that cried at the end of episode 11 of Cosmos. Born in the Bahamas I was always curious about how the world worked around me: why the way things were and how we could possibly improve our standard of living. I was the one always asking questions, trying to come to a clear understanding of the life we lived, even when it began to annoy those who found such questions insignificant or intimidating. When a problem arises I have to first figure out why it's a problem in the first place and then find ... more »

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