Press Releases from 2000
The Planetary Society and NASA's Cassini Program will celebrate with a special event at Pasadena City College with Aruthur C. Clarke titled "Jupiter in Myth, History and Science."
Wes Huntress Named Vice President of The Planetary Society (November 7, 2000)
Dr. Wesley T. Huntress, Jr., Director of the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, has been named Vice President of The Planetary Society,
Comments on NASA Mars Plan (October 26, 2000)
The Planetary Society, long an advocate of a vigorous, international program of Mars exploration, strongly supports NASA's series of planned missions outlined today in their description of a new Mars program.
The Planetary Society will examine the dual worlds of science fact and science fiction in a special public event in Pasadena, California on October 23, 2000, "Human Space Exploration: Fact, Fiction, the Future."
The Society will hand-deliver over 5000 pieces of mail supporting the Pulto-Kuiper Express mission to Representative Dana Rohrabacher and Senator Bill Frist.
Ranging in age from 10 to 15, the winners -- four girls, five boys -- will select a possible landing site on Mars for some future sample return mission.
Planetary Society Kicks Off First World Space Week with Major Events (September 28, 2000)
The Planetary Society will kick off the first World Space Week on October 4, 2000 with events at the United Nations and Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and at the Observatorio Nacional in Rio de Janeiro.
Planetary Society Urges Congress Not to Put Pluto on Ice (September 22, 2000)
The Society's campaign to save the Pluto-Kuiper Express has generated messages from Society members throughout the United States to their congressional representatives supporting the 2004 launch,
"Human Exploration of Space: Fact & Fiction" will feature interviews with a variety of guests well known in the worlds of science and science fiction.
Project Voyager And The Planetary Society form Strategic Alliance (August 8, 2000)
The 21st century integrated media network, code-named Project Voyager, announced today the formation of a strategic alliance with The Planetary Society.
The Planetary Society announced today that it will assume the lead sponsorship role for SETI@home, ensuring the project will continue to operate.
NASA and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may be seriously contemplating the cancellation of the Pluto Express mission now in development by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
NASA announced today that the 2003 mission to Mars will include a lander carrying a rover for Mars surface exploration -- possibly even two rovers.
Winning Artist Team Chosen for Solar System Trek in Pasadena (July 18, 2000)
The Planetary Society today announced the winning design for PlanetTrek, a scale model of the Solar System in memory of Carl Sagan that will be built in Pasadena, California.
Should Students Select A Wet Spot For A Mars Landing Site? (June 28, 2000)
Malin Space Science Systems, which discoverered possible recent liquid water on Mars, will work directly with the winning students in The Planetary Society's Red Rover Goes to Mars project.
SETI@home Achieves 2 Million Mark by First Birthday (May 16, 2000)
SETI@home, co-sponsored by The Planetary Society and the University of California, Berkeley, achieves two milestones: its first anniversary and having just passed the 2 million participants mark.
The Planetary Society's Red Rover Goes to Mars program will soon select Student Scientists to join the space science team of an actual Mars mission.
Two winning experiments from The Planetary Society's Student NanoExperiment Challenge are smaller than a dime, yet can investigate an alien world.
Planetary Society Calls for Cool Heads in Heated NASA Debate (March 28, 2000)
NASA seems ready to postpone the next Mars lander mission from 2001 to 2003, and the Mars sample return mission, previously scheduled for 2005, will be restructured. However, the Mars orbiter planned for launch in 2001 still seems on track.
Planetary Society Celebrates NEAR's Tryst with Eros (February 3, 2000)
When the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft arrives at an asteroid called Eros, The Planetary Society, in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will host two special events in Laurel, Maryland.
An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.