In April 2015, The Planetary Society held a workshop with scientists, budgetary specialists, and other experts to determine the feasibility of sending humans to orbit Mars by the year 2033. Learn more at hom.planetary.org
May 2015, The Planetary Society's LightSail launched into orbit on an Atlas-V rocket. Bill Nye and the team went to Florida to watch as our solar sail dream took flight.
In Sept 2015 Mat Kaplan and Bruce Betts went up in the air on NASA's SOFIA plane. The all night flight observed star forming regions and a distant galaxy with the massive onboard telescope.
Casey Dreier, Director of Advocacy at the Planetary Society, shows you how easy it is to call your congressional leaders and tell them how much you care about space exploration. Check out planetary.org/spaceadvocate for more info.
Stand up for space! Bill Nye and Casey Dreier show you how easy it is to fill out our Europa petition in under a minute. It's one way you can help continue the exploration of our universe!
“Dear Citizen of Planet Earth,” That's how Carl Sagan addressed the public in an introductory letter about the Planetary Society back in the 1980s. Now Bill (CEO) and Neil (Board Member) reminisce about those days, talk about what we should call people from planet Earth, discuss how Neil's Cosmos TV show stressed Bill out, and tell us who the first humans to orbit Mars will be.
The Planetary Society headed out to the Applied Physics Lab in Maryland for the historic Pluto encounter. Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye met the New Horizons team with congratulations and smiles!
Casey Dreier isn't the only member of our advocacy team. Here we meet some of the other Space Advocates.
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.