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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.

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Press Releases/Media Alerts

Planetary Society Comments on NASA Budget Increase (September 30, 2010)

Late Wednesday, Congress approved the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010. The Senate approved the measure earlier this year.

Planetary Society Asks Congress to Refocus NASA Plan (August 19, 2010)

The Planetary Society has sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Minority Members of the four subcommittees currently considering the NASA budget and the Administration´┐Żs plan for human space exploration.

Planetary Society Will Present Giant Birthday Card to Ray Bradbury (August 16, 2010)

The Planetary Society will present a giant birthday card to Ray Bradbury, a member of our Advisory Council, at Los Angeles City Hall on Friday, August 20, 2010.

Planetary Society Urges Debate on NASA Authorization Bill (July 29, 2010)

The Planetary Society today issued a statement about the request that the U.S. House of Representatives suspend the rules when voting on the NASA Authorization bill.

Wish Ray Bradbury a Happy 90th Birthday (July 21, 2010)

Earth's foremost Martian, Ray Bradbury, turns 90 on August 22, 2010, and you can help him celebrate by sending a personal birthday message.

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