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Celebrate 61 years of humans in space, and take a look at the latest news from our exploration of the cosmos.
Space exploration comes at a cost, but the investment is always worthwhile.
Pluto, everyone’s favorite former planet, takes center stage in this week’s Downlink.
Space exploration is at its core an optimistic, peaceful and cooperative endeavor. This week we look at some reminders of that spirit of exploration.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that introduced Moon buggies to the world, and catch up on this week’s space news.
Don’t leave it up to cosmic fate; take action right now to defend our planet from dangerous impacts.
Remembering a space pioneer and seeing a rover from a whole new perspective.
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.
Get a peek at the Martian moon and catch up on what the newest Mars explorer has been up to.
Jupiter is a world of extremes, and Venus hints at some mysteries. You can take action to help learn more about these worlds and others.
NASA's commercial crew program stands to be the agency's lowest-cost human spacecraft effort in nearly 60 years.
The end of the Space Shuttle, the rise of public-private partnerships, and the return to the Moon. As the 2010s come to a close, what were the most impactful events that shaped U.S. space policy?
Americans were deeply divided over the value of the Apollo program. One member of Congress had a radical idea: open Kennedy Space Center to the public.
So many Apollo-related books have come out in the first half of 2019 that I decided to cover them in a special summer book-recommendation blog. I have 5 brand-new Apollo-related books to recommend for kids, and include others I've recommended in past years.
How much did Project Apollo cost? Planetary Society experts answered that question by revisiting primary sources and reconstructing Apollo's entire cost history from 1960 - 1973.
Apollo 11’S landing on 20 July 1969 was the day humans first set foot on another world. For the risky, challenging endeavor, NASA sought a smooth landing site, one lacking craters or mountains.
Space fans will enjoy the movie for its depictions of early spaceflight itself. But it avoids the richness and complexity of human experience, leaving behind awe and joy in favor of an emotional landscape as uninviting as the Moon.
A collection of before and after slider images showing how views of planets in our solar system have changed over the years since NASA was created.
An important American flag is lost and found aboard the International Space Station.