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

Why Start A Space Program?

Casey Dreier observes the genesis of a new space agency in Australia, and how The Planetary Society helped make it happen.

Before the State of the Union, a chance to talk science

Before the State of the Union address, Bill Nye and Planetary Society staff met with sixteen sitting members of Congress. At each meeting they had the opportunity to talk about the importance of space exploration and scientific research.

Bill Nye and the State of a Polarized Union

Last week, The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye accepted an invitation by NASA Administrator nominee Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to join him as his guest at the State of the Union address. We anticipated this would be a controversial decision, and we were right.

Space Policy & Advocacy Program Quarterly Report - January 2018

As a service to our members and to promote transparency, The Planetary Society's Space Policy and Advocacy team publishes quarterly reports on their activities, actions, priorities, and goals in service of their efforts to promote space science and exploration in Washington, D.C.

Congress rejects graduate student tax

The Planetary Society was proud to join dozens of other scientific organizations in standing against this unnecessary and detrimental tax increase on the future scientific workforce of the United States.

After Cassini, What’s Next for the Outer Planets?

The Planetary Society likes to look ahead, and in that spirit we organized a reception at the Library of Congress to bring scientists, legislators, and their staff together to honor Cassini and get excited about our future in the outer planets.

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