Volume 26, number 3
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4 We Make it Happen! The Planetary Society Optical SETI Telescope: Bruce Betts explains the cutting-edge technology that will conduct a year-round, all-sky survey.
8 Third Time's a Charm: The Saga of Mars Climate Sounder: A.J.S. Rayl chronicles the trails and tribulations of getting this weather satellite to Mars.
14 Express to Venus: Europe Successfully Enters Orbit Emily Lakdawalla witnesses the arrival at Venus from mission control.
18 The Chance and Necessity of Life: Reflections on AbSciCon 2006: Jim Burke attended this conference and shares his reflections.
3 Members' Dialogue Society priorities; meters and miles
17 World Watch NASA's budget; exploring the Moon
20 Q&A Rogue planets; Iapetus' "belly band"
22 Society News Planetary Radio and Optical SETI