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Press Releases from 2007

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.

Planetary Society Asks Congress to Save Arecibo Radio Telescope (November 7, 2007)

The Planetary Science is urging Congress to prevent Earth's largest radio telescope -- Arecibo -- from closing due to lack of funds.

Look for Real Aliens This Halloween (October 30, 2007)

The Planetary Society is offering a live view of the night sky in the region where Optical SETI Telescope is searching.

Former "Mars Czar" and Co-Founder of XM Satellite Radio Join Society Leadership (October 25, 2007)

Two new members are being welcomed to the Planetary society Board of Directors: G. Scott Hubbard and Lon Levin.

The Planetary Society Congratulates China on Launch of Moon Mission (October 24, 2007)

The Planetary Society congratulates the engineers and scientists of the Chang'e 1 mission on the successful launch of their lunar orbiter spacecraft.

Planetary Society Awards Two Science Innovators at New York Event (October 17, 2007)

The Planetary Society will present awards to two individuals who do an outstanding job of bringing the latest scientific discoveries to the public.

The Planetary Society Is Ready to Fly You to the Moon (September 12, 2007)

Japan's Kaguya mission will launch with more than 400,000 names and messages that the Planetary Society helped gather from well-wishers around the world.

The Planetary Society's Library for Mars Ready for Launch (July 30, 2007)

The Planetary Society's silica-glass DVD is ready to launch to Mars on board Phoenix, NASA's newest Scout mission.

Louis Friedman to Receive Space Education Inspiration Award (May 31, 2007)

The Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE) will present their 2007 Space Education Inspiration Award to Louis Friedman, Executive Director of The Planetary Society.

Planetary Society Asteroid Tagging Contest Generates Worldwide Interest (May 23, 2007)

More than 100 teams and individuals from 25 nations are developing plans that could save Earth from a killer asteroid.

Planetary Society President Named One of 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine (May 3, 2007)

Planetary Society President Neil deGrasse Tyson has been named one of the "Time 100," Time Magazine's selection of the 100 most influential people of the year.

Planetary Society Urges Congress to "Restore NASA's Vision" (April 24, 2007)

The Society supports the Administration's Vision for Space Exploration, but noted that it has now become distorted, with valuable science and exploration missions being cannibalized to pay for it.

The Planetary Society Awards Asteroid Trackers (March 7, 2007)

The Planetary Society is awarding Gene Shoemaker Near Earth Object Grants (NEO) to seven researchers from five countries.

Digital Time Capsule for Pluto Mission Previewed (February 27, 2007)

The Planetary Society has previewed images for a Digital Time Capsule that will soon be sealed until 2015.

Give a Trip to the Moon for Valentine's Day (February 9, 2007)

The Planetary Society urges romantics worldwide to "Wish Upon the Moon" for their valentines, sending names and messages on Japan's SELENE mission.

Last Chance to Hitch a Ride to Mars (February 5, 2007)

The deadline for submitting names to a DVD to be included aboard the Phoenix mission to Mars has just been extended to February 12, 2007 at Noon, Pacific time.

Planetary Society Petitions President To Save Space Science (January 22, 2007)

A petition with more than 5,000 signatures has been delivered to the White House by the Planetary Society calling on President Bush to restore funding for space science and exploration.

Send a New Year's Message to the Moon on Japan's SELENE Mission (January 11, 2007)

The "Wish Upon the Moon" campaign offers the opportunity to send names and messages on Japan's SELENE mission.

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