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Press Room

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.

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

Planetary Society Congratulates NanoSail-D Team (January 21, 2011)

NASA has now confirmed that their NanoSail-D satellite has deployed its 100-square-foot sail in low-Earth orbit.

Planetary Society Statement Regarding Representative Giffords (January 10, 2011)

The Planetary Society offers a statement regarding the attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

Bill Nye Congratulates SpaceX (December 8, 2010)

The Planetary Society congratulated SpaceX on the flight of Falcon 9.

Akatsuki Mission Statement (December 7, 2010)

JAXA, Japan�s space agency, has announced that their mission to Venus, Akatsuki, did not succeed in entering orbit as planned on December 6.

What's Up with Arsenic in Deep Space? (December 2, 2010)

NASA's announcement today of the discovery of bacteria from Mono Lake, California, that can use arsenic in its body instead of being poisoned by it, is significant to the search for life on other worlds.

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