The Planetary Society’s Board of Directors believes that it is vital not to lose sight of the importance and long-term economic benefit of maintaining a strong commitment to scientific research, including space exploration.
The Planetary Society joined with US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, 46th District of California, to call for greater support for near-Earth object research and continued funding of the Arecibo radiotelescope to track potentially threatening objects in space.
NASA’s Phoenix mission has returned the first images of The Planetary Society's Phoenix DVD, which carries Visions of Mars, a collection of 19th and 20th century science fiction stories, essays and art inspired by the Red Planet.
Former shuttle astronaut Kathryn Thornton testifies this week to Congress about the results of a workshop co-sponsored by The Planetary Society and the Stanford University Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Planetary Society congratulates both the astronaut crews and all the space agencies of the world involved with the successful mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station over the past two weeks.
The first place winners of The Planetary Society's $50,000 Apophis Mission Design Competition presented their innovative solutions to tag and track an asteroid that might be on a collision course with Earth.
The organizers of a space exploration workshop said NASA's program for human exploration must lead to Mars and beyond, and will require international collaboration and funding of vital science programs.