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

Welcome Home Shuttle LIFE and Space Shuttle Endeavour

The Planetary Society welcomes home space shuttle Endeavour and the microscopic passengers it carried in Shuttle LIFE an experiment designed to test aspects of the transpermia hypothesis -- the ability of microbial life to survive an interplanetary voyage.

SpaceX announces new Falcon Heavy

Today, Elon Musk, CEO and chief rocket designer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) -- as well as member of the Planetary Society Board of Directors -- unveiled plans and price points for their new Falcon Heavy.

We Make It Happen

Matt Lucking, our Regional Coordinator for the Bay Area Volunteers in northern California, shared a nice tribute to the Planetary Society — reminding us all how much the work we do matters.

A Marathon Day Two at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Day Two of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, and it started with a game of

Lightsail 1 Lands on National Mall

The Planetary Society showcased our solar sail mission, Lightsail 1, at day one of the USA Science & Engineering Festival on Washington DC's National Mall.

Getting ready for the USA Science & Engineering Festival

The Planetary Society booth is ready to go for the USA Science & Engineering Festival being held this weekend on the National Mall in Washington DC.

Join Our Galactic Quest for Exoplanets

With the astronomical community is buzzing with news of an exoplanet found in a star's habitable zone, The Planetary Society will co-sponsor a special event that will be streamed live on Monday, October 4.

Bill Nye Connects with Space People at IAC

The 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is being held in Prague in the Czech Republic, and Bill Nye is attending on behalf of the Planetary Society.

Bill Nye Given the World(s)

Lou Friedman handed off the keys to the Planetary Society -- and a few worlds as well -- to new Executive Director Bill Nye.

"He walked on the Moon. Now let's see what those feet can do on Earth."

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is about to add another line to his resume when he appears on the television program,

A Chat on NASA, NEOs, and the Cost of Coffee on the Moon

We wanted to share a few highlights from Lou Friedman's and Bill Nye's UStream chat on The New NASA Plan.

What Will Be the Top Space Story in 2010?

What do you think will be the top trend in space in 2010? In his Cosmic Log on MSNBC, Alan Boyle suggests that The Planetary Society's solar sailing project may be a contender.

LightSail Garners News Headlines

The Planetary Society's new solar sail project -- LightSail -- has generated headlines and hundreds of news stories since it was announced on Monday.

LightSail Featured on NPR's Science Friday

Our Executive Director Lou Friedman joins host Ira Flatow on NPR's Science Friday -- November 13 -- for a live chat about The Planetary Society's exciting new solar sail project.

Norman Augustine Speaks to U.S. Congress Today

Norman Augustine Speaks to U.S. Congress Today

Join Bill Nye for an LA Times Dust-Up

Join Bill Nye for an LA Times Dust-Up

Climb Aboard Apollo 11 Time Machine

Grab your bell bottoms and Tang, and travel back to 1969 when Apollo 11's journey to the Moon captivated the world, and Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's boot prints in the lunar dust transformed us into a multi-world species.

Planetary Society Opens Dialog with Augustine Committee

Planetary Society Opens Dialog with Augustine Committee

Moonfest and MoonPies on July 19

Moonfest and MoonPies on July 19

Rocket Man Buzz Aldrin Raps

Rocket Man Buzz Aldrin Raps

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