Some of the biggest discoveries we make in planetary science rely on the seemingly simple act of picking up pieces of other worlds. But grabbing samples is not easy, and these kinds of missions are expensive and filled with risk.
Recently, Bill Nye and our Space Policy & Advocacy team met with 18 congressional offices to discuss the new Planetary Science Caucus. Thanks to investments made by its members, The Planetary Society serves as the founding partner of this caucus.
The American Australian Leadership Dialogue came by The Planetary Society headquarters as part of a tour that also included NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and SpaceX. Australia has just kicked off their own space program and The Planetary Society is honored to offer guidance and support.
While Picardo speaks to Astronauts and fans on a Star Trek cruise ship, one of our other board members, Dr. Britney Schmidt toughs it out at the South Pole to research how one day robots could work underwater on ice moons.
Do you love space exploration? Do you want to help ensure a future in space that benefits generations to come? Then please consider joining us in Washington, D.C., for our annual congressional “blitz."