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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.

Planetary Society Statement on the Curiosity Press Briefing at the Fall 2012 AGU Conference (December 3, 2012)

The incredible public interest in today’s Curiosity announcement should demonstrate to Congress and the White House that strong support exists for NASA’s Planetary Science program.

Mars and Planetary Science Experts Available for Commentary Following NASA December 3 Press Conference (November 30, 2012)

To enhance the public's understanding of this complex program, The Planetary Society is making available several expert commentators to help explain the findings and provide overall perspective of the Mission.

The Planetary Society Congratulates President Obama on His re-Election, Calls for a Commitment to Space Exploration (November 8, 2012)

The Planetary Society would like to congratulate President Barack Obama for winning his re-election campaign on Tuesday. The Society looks forward to continuing to work with the Administration on the important issues relating to space exploration.

Student Asteroid Naming Contest Announced (September 4, 2012)

Students around the world have the opportunity to suggest names for an asteroid that will be visited by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft later this decade.

Planetfest 2012 - August 4th - August 5th (July 30, 2012)

Sit in a space ship, touch a piece of mars, and meet Bill Nye the science guy, Star Trek’s Robert Picardo, NASA scientists, Mars experts and more.

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