After 9 years, New Horizons is getting closer and closer to Pluto! Dr. Bruce Betts has a special RSF about the amazing speed of this spacecraft.
Back in 2006, New Horizons launched for Pluto. The Planetary Society asked the public to submit pictures that represented the year 2006 to be placed in a digital time capsule for 2015.
During the week of the Planetary Defence Conference, Planetary Radio held a special event with some professional asteroid defenders. Music by Jim McKeever. Here is the full episode of Planetary Radio: http://bit.ly/1CL4lbC
The Planetary Defense Conference took place in April of 2015 near Rome, Italy. During the conference, defenders of our planet shared ideas of how to protect Earth when the big one comes. There was also a very fun and very FAKE asteroid threat simulation. Scientists from around the world role played as politicians, public, media, and so on to see how an asteroid scenario would unfold.
Julielynn Wong from 3DM4D printed us a 3D Planetary Society logo while we were at the Humans Orbiting Mars Workshop. And it glows in the dark! How cool is that?
While the deployment commands were being sent from CalPoly, our team here at TPS Headquarters was listening in to all the excitement! While deploying sails, the motor count goes from 0 to 134,200. The reading that 18,000 motor spins had occurred was the announcement we were waiting for!
JAXA's Hayabusa spacecraft takes a sample of Dr. Bruce Betts' property in this week's Random Space Fact! (Roma Edition)
Once the President's Budget Request is finished, there are still several more steps before the budget is complete. Here we take you through the second part of the budgeting process and explain why it's so important to follow in order to help NASA get the most money it can every year.
Our Advocacy Program provides each Society member a voice in the process.
Funding is critical. The more we have, the more effective we can be, translating into more missions, more science, and more exploration.