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Welcome to the The Planetary Society's Press Room.

Here you'll find the latest information about Society events, programs, personalities, and other news about the exploration of the universe.

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For more information on any of these releases, contact Erin Greeson at 626-793-5100 or via email at erin.greeson@planetary.org.

Bill Nye and The Planetary Society Praise NASA Funding in the CRomnibus (December 10, 2014)

In response to yesterday’s release of the so-called “CRomnibus” spending bill in the U.S. Congress, The Planetary Society’s CEO Bill Nye issued the following statement.

ASTEROID DAY ­ A GLOBAL DAY OF AWARENESS IS SLATED FOR JUNE 30, 2015 (December 3, 2014)

Declaration to 100x increase detection of dangerous asteroids is signed by more than 100 leading scientists, astronauts and business leaders around the world

Bill Nye and Planetary Society to Host “Past Life? Present Life? The Future of Solar System Exploration” Event on Capitol Hill (November 19, 2014)

The Planetary Society and its CEO Bill Nye The Science Guy will host expert scientists to explore about the astrobiological significance of exploring Mars and Europa in the United States Senate on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014.

The Planetary Society Applauds ESA, Celebrates Philae Landing (November 12, 2014)

In response to today's historic successful Philae landing, the space science community's first landing on a comet, The Planetary Society issued the following statement from director of science and technology Bruce Betts.

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