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Planetary Radio Live at PDC 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:



3D Printed Planetary Logo

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?



LightSail Deployment from TPS HQ

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!



An Asteroid As Big As the Vatican

JAXA's Hayabusa spacecraft takes a sample of Dr. Bruce Betts' property in this week's Random Space Fact! (Roma Edition)



How NASA's Budget Is Made (part 2)

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.



Bill Nye the Surfing Guy!

LightSail is communicating with us once again! There has been a lot to celebrate this month. Here's a look back at how we celebrated the successful launch of this test mission.



Castor and Pollux... and Ecurb

Meanwhile, back in Rome... Twins are the subject of temples and constellations far off in the distance. Dr. Bruce Betts has this week's Random Space Fact!



LightSail's Atlas V Rocket Rolls Into Position

On Tuesday, May 19, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft rolled out to the launch pad. Liftoff on the 20th was a success! In this video, the Atlas is rolling, rolling, rolling—and getting into place for the launch!



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