Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
People like you need to take action to defend our planet from asteroid impacts.
Our members sent LightSail to the Smithsonian and suggested space gifts for the holiday season.
SpaceX is preparing to launch the first-ever entirely civilian mission — Inspiration4 — into Earth orbit.
Members helped us send letters to the U.S. Congress asking for increased funding for NASA's planetary defense efforts.
A toolkit to help you advocate for the value of exploring space even when there are important problems to be solved here on Earth.
Planetary protection means protecting other worlds from Earthly microbes and containing possible microbes that sample return missions might bring back to Earth.
Though Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin have similar overarching ambitions, there are some stark differences in their approaches to suborbital space tourism.
Commercial crew is a partnership between NASA and private industry to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station and create a new market for humans in space.
Our annual Day of Action set up virtual meetings between 145 members and their congressional representatives and staffers.
It's important to consider explanations that don't involve large conspiracies or require our understanding of physics to be wrong.
The Planetary Society is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle launch with exclusive resources, interviews, and personal stories.
NASA astronaut Bob Crippen joins Mat Kaplan on Planetary Radio to look back at the Space Shuttle's first flight.
Thanks to our members, we hosted Planetfest '21, advocated for space, and took a big STEP forward with our new sci-tech grants program.
We're celebrating a congressional nod, PlanetVac's upcoming trip to the Moon and Mars, and more.
These pictures helped us find hope and perseverance during a tough year on planet Earth.
Watching SpaceX's incredible feats, you might wonder whether we need NASA. But in reality the organizations do very different things and rely on each other for success.
We’ve made some big changes to planetary.org, as we continue to advance advocacy, defend Earth, and chart the future of space exploration.
Look back at the remarkable achievements our members have made over the past 4 decades, alongside other space milestones and events.
One year after launch, The Planetary Society’s solar sail spacecraft is embarking on an extended mission dedicated to further advancing solar sailing technology.
We're celebrating a successful Day of Action in Washington D.C., remembering SETI@home, and looking forward to LightSail 2's extended mission.