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Messages From Earth Press Room

Welcome to the The Planetary Society's Press Room for Messages From Earth.

Here you'll find the latest information about our work to put our members' names, and where possible, additional names from the public on spacecraft.

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For more information on any of these releases, contact us at 626-793-5100 or via email at

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Planetary Society Has Role with OSIRIS-REx Mission (May 25, 2011)

NASA has selected the OSIRIS-REx mission as the next New Frontiers mission, and the Planetary Society is excited to announce that it will be involved with many public outreach activities connected with the mission.

Phoenix Takes Image of First Library on Mars (May 27, 2008)

NASA’s Phoenix mission has returned the first images of The Planetary Society's Phoenix DVD, which carries Visions of Mars, a collection of 19th and 20th century science fiction stories, essays and art inspired by the Red Planet.

First Interplanetary Library Will Land on Mars (May 22, 2008)

The Planetary Society's Visions of Mars DVD aboard Phoenix will land on Mars on May 25, 2008.

The Planetary Society Is Ready to Fly You to the Moon (September 12, 2007)

Japan's Kaguya mission will launch with more than 400,000 names and messages that the Planetary Society helped gather from well-wishers around the world.

The Planetary Society's Library for Mars Ready for Launch (July 30, 2007)

The Planetary Society's silica-glass DVD is ready to launch to Mars on board Phoenix, NASA's newest Scout mission.

Digital Time Capsule for Pluto Mission Previewed (February 27, 2007)

The Planetary Society has previewed images for a Digital Time Capsule that will soon be sealed until 2015.

Give a Trip to the Moon for Valentine's Day (February 9, 2007)

The Planetary Society urges romantics worldwide to "Wish Upon the Moon" for their valentines, sending names and messages on Japan's SELENE mission.

Last Chance to Hitch a Ride to Mars (February 5, 2007)

The deadline for submitting names to a DVD to be included aboard the Phoenix mission to Mars has just been extended to February 12, 2007 at Noon, Pacific time.

Send a New Year's Message to the Moon on Japan's SELENE Mission (January 11, 2007)

The "Wish Upon the Moon" campaign offers the opportunity to send names and messages on Japan's SELENE mission.

Give a Journey to Mars as a Special Holiday Gift (December 14, 2006)

In 2007, The Planetary Society will send a DVD to Mars aboard Phoenix, NASA's newest Scout mission. It will contain the names of individuals from around the world.

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