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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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The Planetary Society's Library for Mars Ready for Launch (July 30, 2007)

The Planetary Society's silica-glass DVD is ready to launch to Mars on board Phoenix, NASA's newest Scout mission.

Louis Friedman to Receive Space Education Inspiration Award (May 31, 2007)

The Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE) will present their 2007 Space Education Inspiration Award to Louis Friedman, Executive Director of The Planetary Society.

Planetary Society Asteroid Tagging Contest Generates Worldwide Interest (May 23, 2007)

More than 100 teams and individuals from 25 nations are developing plans that could save Earth from a killer asteroid.

Planetary Society President Named One of 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine (May 3, 2007)

Planetary Society President Neil deGrasse Tyson has been named one of the "Time 100," Time Magazine's selection of the 100 most influential people of the year.

Planetary Society Urges Congress to "Restore NASA's Vision" (April 24, 2007)

The Society supports the Administration's Vision for Space Exploration, but noted that it has now become distorted, with valuable science and exploration missions being cannibalized to pay for it.

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Shoemaker Near-Earth Object Grant Program

Planetary Society's Shoemaker Grant program supports astronomers following up potentially hazardous asteroids.

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Pioneer Anomaly

Something strange was happening in the outer reaches of our solar system. The Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft were not where they were supposed to be. The mystery of the Pioneer Anomaly has been solved The recovery of Doppler and telemetry data and the entire effort in thermal analysis would not have happened without the Planetary Society.

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