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Press Room

SAVE THE DATE: May 20, 2015


Erin Greeson
Phone: +1-626-793-5100

The press is invited to attend the LightSail spacecraft test launch and related reporting opportunities. Please RSVP to if you or your colleagues and crews plan to attend on site. Virtual remote reporting opportunities will also be provided. Detailed media advisory with onsite reporting options to be issued prior to launch.

Who: Bill Nye and The Planetary Society

What:  LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 20, 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to space aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. For complete LightSail coverage, visit

Where: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida

Please RSVP to if you or your colleagues and crews plan to attend. 


LightSail Test Launch Details & Previous Press Releases, Quotes:

Erin Greeson, 626.793.5100


About The Planetary Society

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.