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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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Former "Mars Czar" and Co-Founder of XM Satellite Radio Join Society Leadership (October 25, 2007)

Two new members are being welcomed to the Planetary society Board of Directors: G. Scott Hubbard and Lon Levin.

The Planetary Society Congratulates China on Launch of Moon Mission (October 24, 2007)

The Planetary Society congratulates the engineers and scientists of the Chang'e 1 mission on the successful launch of their lunar orbiter spacecraft.

Planetary Society Awards Two Science Innovators at New York Event (October 17, 2007)

The Planetary Society will present awards to two individuals who do an outstanding job of bringing the latest scientific discoveries to the public.

The Planetary Society Is Ready to Fly You to the Moon (September 12, 2007)

Japan's Kaguya mission will launch with more than 400,000 names and messages that the Planetary Society helped gather from well-wishers around the world.

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.

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