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Dec 20, 2020The Planetary Society Praises the Start of Mars Sample Return
The Planetary Society welcomes the formal start of the Mars Sample Return project and praises both NASA and ESA for committing to this grand challenge. This is the most daring series of robotic missions ever attempted: the first round trip voyage to Mars.
Dec 08, 2020The Planetary Society Appoints Bethany Ehlmann As New President
The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent space interest organization, announced the appointment of Bethany Ehlmann, professor of planetary science at Caltech, to become its next president.
Sep 23, 2020Congressional Resolution Recognizes 40 Years of The Planetary Society
Representatives of the United States Congress acknowledged the 40th anniversary of The Planetary Society, the world’s largest, independent nonprofit space organization, by introducing a formal resolution recognizing the event.
Jul 30, 2020The Planetary Society Releases Official Statement on the Launch of Perseverance
“These are trying times, but we remain capable of great things.”
Jul 27, 2020Public Invited to Virtual Mars Launch Party Hosted by The Planetary Society, Space for Humanity, and Helios Capital
Public invited to virtual Mars launch party featuring Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye, NASA Astronaut finalist Dr. Sian Proctor, Contact host Sarah Cruddas, and more.
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