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.
For more information on any of these releases, contact Erin Greeson at 626-793-5100 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Releases/Media Alerts
Bill Nye Storms Congress (September 9, 2011)
Bill Nye, Executive Director of the Planetary Society, delivered more than 20,000 signed petitions supporting space exploration to Congress and the White House. The signatures came from Planetary Society members and supporters around the world.
The End of the Space Shuttle Program (July 21, 2011)
Today, as the Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down and returned its crew to Earth, the 30-year-long space shuttle program came to its end.
Planetary Society Welcomes Home Shuttle LIFE Passengers (June 1, 2011)
The Planetary Society welcomes home space shuttle Endeavour and the microscopic passengers it carried in Shuttle LIFE, an experiment designed to test aspects of the transpermia hypothesis -- the ability of microbial life to survive an interplanetary voyage.
Planetary Society Has Role with OSIRIS-REx Mission (May 25, 2011)
NASA has selected the OSIRIS-REx mission as the next New Frontiers mission, and the Planetary Society is excited to announce that it will be involved with many public outreach activities connected with the mission.
Jim Bell and Emily Lakdawalla Win DPS Awards (May 19, 2011)
Two of the Planetary Society's own have won prestigious awards from the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).