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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.

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For more information on any of these releases, contact Erin Greeson at 626-793-5100 or via email at erin.greeson@planetary.org.

Space Experts Say: Put Humans on Mars While Sustaining NASA's Science Mission (February 14, 2008)

The organizers of a space exploration workshop said NASA's program for human exploration must lead to Mars and beyond, and will require international collaboration and funding of vital science programs.

Planetary Society Takes Aim at Target Earth (January 29, 2008)

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Tunguska event, when an exploding asteroid leveled 2000 square kilometers of Siberian forest, The Planetary Society kicked off a year-long focus on Target Earth.

Bill Nye Pays Tribute to Mercury in New Planetary Radio Segment (January 14, 2008)

In a special segment of Planetary Radio, Bill Nye celebrates MESSENGER's flyby of Mercury.

Planetary Society Applauds Increased Science Funding for NASA (December 18, 2007)

The Planetary Society applauds Congress’ work on the omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes the requested $17.3 billion for NASA.

Planetary Society Joins Private Effort for Moon Mission (December 6, 2007)

The Planetary Society has joined the Odyssey Moon team to assist in education and public involvement and with international and science liaison for the project.

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