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Welcome to the The Planetary Society's Press Room. Here you'll find the latest information about Society events, programs, personalities, and other news about the exploration of the universe.

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Press Releases

Sep 28, 2021

Unistellar, SETI Institute & The Planetary Society collaborate to inspire 1 million girls to discover space during World Space Week

In celebration of World Space Week, hosted October 4-10 annually, the New Astronomy pioneers at Unistellar are collaborating with the SETI Institute and The Planetary Society for an ambitious mission to get 1 million girls to discover space. The World Space Week 2021 theme, “Celebrating Women in Space,” honors the contributions and accomplishments of women in the space sector and sciences, giving the next generation the opportunity to be introduced to female role models from all over the world.

Jul 14, 2021

The Planetary Society is selected to receive a $1 million grant from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future

The funds will be used to support the Society’s energetic strategic plan, Space for Everyone, to increase public involvement in advancing planetary exploration, searching for life beyond earth, and defending Earth from dangerous asteroids and comets.

May 10, 2021

The Planetary Society Appoints Dipak Srinivasan to Board of Directors

The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent space interest organization, announces the appointment of Dipak Srinivasan to its board of directors.

Mar 31, 2021

Planetary Society’s Day of Action Goes Virtual to Push for Investment in Space Exploration

A record 145 space advocates from 30 states will meet with elected officials during The Planetary Society's Day of Action, with global #FundSpace campaign underway in support increased investment in space science, exploration, and planetary defense.

Feb 18, 2021

The Planetary Society Celebrates the Landing of the Perseverance Rover

The Planetary Society issued a statement on the successful landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover.

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Gifts for space lovers

Looking for the best space gifts for the holidays? Whether you’re shopping for the space enthusiast in your life or are looking for ideas for your own wish list, we’ve got you covered. This space gift guide brings together suggestions from the people who love space the most: Planetary Society members and supporters.

LightSail 2 sails into Smithsonian

The prestigious Washington, D.C. institution will display two models of LightSail 2, which is continuing to demonstrate flight by light in Earth orbit.

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Bill Nye Head Shot - Dark
Bill Nye Head Shot - Dark Image: F. Scott Schafer
Bill Nye and the World
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Bill Nye with LightSail Model
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Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society Image: F. Scott Schafer

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