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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 us at 626-793-5100 or via email at tps@planetary.org.

Planetary Society Hails Falcon 9 Test as Great Achievement (June 4, 2010)

The Planetary Society issued a statement congratulating SpaceX on the test flight of Falcon 9.

Planetary Society Joins Forces with Space and Science Organizations to Support NASA 2011 Budget Proposal (May 20, 2010)

The Planetary Society has joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Astronomical Society, the Universities Space Research Association and other groups to support the NASA budget proposal for fiscal year 2011.

Japan to Launch Mission to Venus and Solar Sail on Monday (May 14, 2010)

Japan's AKATSUKI mission -- the Venus Climate Orbiter -- will launch Monday, May 17 along with the IKAROS solar sail.

Planetary Society Submits Statement of Support for New NASA Plan to Senate Subcommittee (April 21, 2010)

"We urge Congress to support the Administration's plan for NASA," says The Planetary Society in a statement to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Science, Justice and Related Agencies of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Planetary Society Participates in President Obama's Florida Space Conference (April 14, 2010)

A strong contingent of Planetary Society board members will participate in President Obama's April 15th Space Conference in Florida.

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