Press Releases from 1999
Spacecraft Target Asteroid Named in Planetary Society Contest (July 28, 1999)
The target of NASA's Deep Space 1 mission now has a name: 9969 Braille, after Louis Braille, the inventor of the language system that enables sightless people to read.
Planetary Society Turns Eyes to the Skies for ET (January 19, 1999)
The Planetary Society will turn eyes to the skies to scan for possible light signals with three new optical SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence) programs.
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