Bill Nye Congratulates SpaceX

For Immediate Release
December 08, 2010

Mat Kaplan
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The Planetary Society congratulated SpaceX on the flight of Falcon 9:

“Falcon 9 nailed it,” exclaimed Bill Nye, the Executive Director of the Planetary Society. “We congratulate Elon Musk and his team on a successful launch – another step towards commercial applications that may one day help NASA carry supplies and astronauts to low-Earth orbit. Bold endeavors like this will advance the chances for success for everyone in the Earth-orbit business.”

Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, is a member of the Planetary Society’s board of directors.

About The Planetary Society

With a global community of more than 2 million space enthusiasts, The Planetary Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization. Founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman and today led by CEO Bill Nye, we empower the public to take a meaningful role in advancing space exploration through advocacy, education outreach, scientific innovation, and global collaboration. Together with our members and supporters, we’re on a mission to explore worlds, find life off Earth, and protect our planet from dangerous asteroids. To learn more, visit