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Help name the last phase of the Cassini mission!

Emily Lakdawalla • April 10, 2014 • 13

The scientists on the Cassini team are incredibly excited about the final, "proximal orbit" phase of the mission. But they want a punchier name for it, and they're asking the public for help.

Come Rock the Planet with Yuri�s Night!!

Loretta Hidalgo • April 09, 2014

First launched on April 12, 2001, Yuri’s Night celebrates two amazing accomplishments of humankind: Yuri Gagarin’s becoming the first human to orbit the earth in 1961 and the first launch of the U.S. Space Shuttle, twenty years later to the day. It is also a global celebration of humanity’s future in space and how we can use space to bring us closer together.

The Future of Human Spaceflight – A Public Forum

Louis D. Friedman • March 31, 2014 • 11

A panel of three former astronauts will discuss the future of human spaceflight at a public event at the California Institute of Technology's Beckman Auditorium, Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 8 pm.

Hangout on Air: Why yesterday was a good day for Solar System Science

Emily Lakdawalla • March 27, 2014

On Wednesday, March 26, two important discoveries in the outer solar system were announced: the discovery of the second confirmed member of the Inner Oort Cloud (2012 VP113) and the discovery of rings around the planetesimal Chariklo. In a Hangout on Air, a rag-tag group of planetary scientists and astronomers active on Twitter talked about the discoveries.

The Planetary Society Congratulates Opportunity's Team for 10 Years on Mars

Casey Dreier • January 24, 2014

The Planetary Society released an official statement today recognizing the unprecedented achievement of maintaining an operating rover on the surface of Mars for a decade.

We Did It! Thank You!

Bill Nye • January 20, 2014 • 2

I recently asked every Planetary Society Member to participate in our $75,000 matching gift challenge. I’m proud to announce that not only did you meet our goal, you exceeded it!

[Updated] Let's Blitz Congress!

Casey Dreier • January 17, 2014 • 7

The Space Exploration Alliance is descending on the halls of Congress to advocate for space exploration. Join me and others on Feb 23rd - 25th in Washington, D.C. and speak up for space.

Winter 2013 Issue of The Planetary Report Now Available Online

Donna Stevens • January 16, 2014

The Winter 2013 issue of The Planetary Report is finally on press and will be mailing soon. However, the electronic version is available online for members to start reading now!

"Secrets of the Kuiper Belt" in Sky & Telescope

Emily Lakdawalla • January 16, 2014 • 2

Woo hoo! I've got another cover story in the current (February 2014) issue of Sky & Telescope, in which I try to make sense of the Kuiper belt. This article was motivated by my observation that the discovery of many new things beyond Neptune had, through an ironic chain of events, resulted in our teaching children less about the solar system than we used to.

Fly your name to an asteroid!

Bruce Betts • January 15, 2014 • 15

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission and The Planetary Society invite people worldwide to fly their names on a round-trip ride to the target of the OSIRIS-REx mission, the asteroid Bennu.

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