SAVE THE DATE: May 20, 2015

For Immediate Release
April 08, 2015

Erin Greeson
Phone: +1-626-793-5100

The press is invited to attend the LightSail spacecraft test launch and related reporting opportunities. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you or your colleagues and crews plan to attend on site. Virtual remote reporting opportunities will also be provided. Detailed media advisory with onsite reporting options to be issued prior to launch.

Who: Bill Nye and The Planetary Society

What:  LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 20, 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to space aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. For complete LightSail coverage, visit

Where: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida

Please RSVP to [email protected] if you or your colleagues and crews plan to attend. 


LightSail Test Launch Details & Previous Press Releases, Quotes:

Erin Greeson, 626.793.5100
[email protected]

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