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Bill Nye Congratulates SpaceX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/08/2010

CONTACT:
Mat Kaplan
Email: mat.kaplan@planetary.org
Phone: +1-626-793-5100

The Planetary Society congratulated SpaceX on the flight of Falcon 9:

“Falcon 9 nailed it,” exclaimed Bill Nye, the Executive Director of the Planetary Society. “We congratulate Elon Musk and his team on a successful launch – another step towards commercial applications that may one day help NASA carry supplies and astronauts to low-Earth orbit. Bold endeavors like this will advance the chances for success for everyone in the Earth-orbit business.”

Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, is a member of the Planetary Society’s board of directors.

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About the Planetary Society

Celebrating 35 years, The Planetary Society has inspired millions of people to explore other worlds and seek other life. With the mission to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration, its international membership makes the non-governmental Planetary Society the largest space interest group in the world. Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman founded the Planetary Society in 1980. Bill Nye, a longtime member of the Planetary Society's Board, serves as CEO.