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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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For more information on any of these releases, contact us at 626-793-5100 or via email at tps@planetary.org.

Phobos LIFE Ready to Launch (November 7, 2011)

Can living organisms survive a terribly harsh, years-long trek to Mars� moon Phobos and then back to Earth? That's the question asked by the Planetary Society's Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment (LIFE) as it prepares to leave for the Red Planet later this month.

Capitol Hill Forum: NASA at a Turning Point (October 27, 2011)

On November 3, 2011, the Planetary Society and the Mars Society are co-sponsoring a Capitol Hill forum titled "NASA at a Turning Point: Vibrant Future or Close Up Shop?" to cast light on decisions being made today that may well darken the future of space exploration.

Planetary Society President and Popular Blogger Win Awards (October 3, 2011)

Mars Explorer Jim Bell and New Media Journalist Emily Lakdawalla were Honored by the American Astronomical Society�s Division of Planetary Sciences at Annual Meeting.

Bill Nye Storms Congress (September 9, 2011)

Bill Nye, Executive Director of the Planetary Society, delivered more than 20,000 signed petitions supporting space exploration to Congress and the White House. The signatures came from Planetary Society members and supporters around the world.

The End of the Space Shuttle Program (July 21, 2011)

Today, as the Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down and returned its crew to Earth, the 30-year-long space shuttle program came to its end.

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