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

LightSail 2 Enters Extended Mission Phase

One year after launch, The Planetary Society’s solar sail spacecraft is embarking on an extended mission dedicated to further advancing solar sailing technology.

Pictures of Earth

During this singular moment in history as the entire world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be appropriate to share some of our favorite pictures of Earth from space.

Your Impact: June 2020 Solstice

We're celebrating a successful Day of Action in Washington D.C., remembering SETI@home, and looking forward to LightSail 2's extended mission.

Your Guide to Crew Dragon's First Astronaut Flight

Take a look back at the exciting first crewed flight of NASA's Commercial Crew program.

Ten New Pictures from LightSail 2

Images from around the globe, plus some night pictures and the spacecraft's solar panels.

The Possible Worlds of Ann Druyan

The executive producer, writer, and director of Cosmos and author of the companion book discusses the show’s third season, and why she believes science is the key to a better future

The Next 10 Years

Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.

Your Impact: March Equinox 2020

Celebrating Shoemaker Grant winners, Society awards, and volunteer efforts around the world.

Your Impact: December Solstice 2019

Bill Nye revels in 4 decades of bringing space to everyone, and we celebrate our global membership.

The Solar System According to Carolyn Porco

The leader of the Cassini spacecraft imaging team discusses pale blue dots, life on Enceladus, terraforming Mars, Pluto, Carl Sagan, and more.

The Best Gifts for Space Fans, According to 12 Scientists, Engineers and Educators

The Planetary Society's 2019 holiday gift guide will help you find space-themed gifts for kids and adults.

Your Impact: September Equinox 2019

Your LightSail 2 spacecraft is in space, controlling its orbit solely on the power of sunlight.

Your Impact: June Solstice 2019

The first of two new columns rounds up all the ways Society members are making a difference for space.

Planetary Radio: 10 Must-Listen Episodes About Space Exploration

The Planetary Society staff has selected our top ten favorite episodes of Planetary Radio. Listen now.

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