Sasha Sagan looks back at the legacy of her father and how his organization has grown in 40 years as she tours TPS HQ in Pasadena, California and talks about her new book: For Small Creatures Such As We.
Planetary Society members Gerald and Isabelle traveled all the way from Vienna, Austria to Cape Canaveral, Florida to see LightSail 2 launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. How did you experience the launch?
At The Planetary Society is global movement of people just like you. We are dedicated to exploring planets, finding life on other worlds, and defending Earth from incoming asteroid impacts. We give you a role in space exploration. Our universe is vast and largely unexplored. There is a lot of work to do. So, are you with us?
Carl Sagan said, "I believe our future depends on how well we know this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky." In 1980 he co-founded The Planetary Society. Today, Bill Nye is our CEO. Join us in our effort to change the world.
Bill Nye and other Planetary Society staff members listen to our crowdfunded solar sail satellite, LightSail 2. The spacecraft transmits an ultra-high frequency morse code every 45 seconds, and with help from testing and operations Engineer Justin Foley, the signal was converted to audio as the spacecraft soared overhead.
In 1980, the creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, wrote a letter and sent it out to a Star Trek fans mailing list. In the letter, Gene invited his fans to join us on our mission to explore the cosmos.