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Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.

The "Starship Century" Beckons

The Benford brothers provide inspiration and hard fact in their excellent new anthology about interstellar travel.

Touching the Stars

Two new programs about renewed interest in the technologies that will enable humanity to cross the interstellar gulf. Lou Friedman talks with Mat from the 100-Year Starship Symposium, while physicist and science fiction author Gregory Benford is Mat's guest for a webcast.

Go LADEE!

Listen to or watch the recording of our live celebration for LADEE as the spacecraft blasted off for the moon.

Watch LADEE Launch to the Moon with The Planetary Society

Starting at 7:30pm PDT/10:30pm EDT, we will webcast a special event around the launch of NASA's next lunar spacecraft. Watch our special coverage with lunar scientists and live video from the launch site, as well as NASA TV footage of the launch itself.

I Remember Bruce Murray

This week's Planetary Radio is a tribute to the Planetary Society's co-founder, Chairman and President. Mat provides a more personal tribute in this blog post.

China Goes to the Moon and Beyond?

Planetary Radio guest Leonard David has been writing about space exploration for more than five decades. He has collected analysis from around the world about China's big plans for space exploration.

Catching the Wave at JPL

Were you in the shot? On July 19th, Cassini captured an image of pale blue Earth as the spacecraft swung behind the great ringed beauty.

Return of the Pale Blue Dot

You can be part of a planetwide group photo as Cassini and MESSENGER turn their cameras Earthward on July 19.

The Peak of Discovery

This week's Planetary Radio goes on tour at the Mount Wilson Observatory with descendants of its founder.

Found a Killer Asteroid? Who Ya Gonna Call?

Astronomer Timothy Spahr directs the Minor Planet Center, the global clearinghouse for asteroids, comets and other relatively small objects in the solar system, including moons. He also coordinates the Society's Shoemaker NEO grant program.

Astronomy Enters a New Era

A live conversation about just a few of the powerful new instruments that will revolutionize our knowledge of the cosmos once again.

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