Press Room

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

Jul 30, 2020

The Planetary Society Releases Official Statement on the Launch of Perseverance

“These are trying times, but we remain capable of great things.”

Jul 27, 2020

Public 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.

Jun 12, 2020

Retired NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin and Bill Nye Discuss Space Exploration, Racial Injustice

A personal discussion that examines the differences in experience between Bill Nye, who is white, and retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, who is Black, and how that has affected their work in space exploration.

May 30, 2020

The Planetary Society Celebrates Successful Crew Dragon Launch

Congratulations to NASA and SpaceX on today’s exhilarating launch! We’re thrilled to witness this new era of human spaceflight.

Feb 27, 2020

NASA Space Mission Leader Launches Space Science Board Game

Xtronaut Enterprises, co-founded by University of Arizona Professor Dante Lauretta, the Principal Investigator of the NASA OSIRIS-REx space mission, launches its new board game on Kickstarter—Xtronaut 2.0: The Game of Solar System Exploration—a game where players build and launch rockets to complete space missions throughout the solar system, based on scientifically accurate rocket science.

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Latest Articles on planetary.org

A Planetary Society Retrospective

Look back at the remarkable achievements our members have made over the past 4 decades, alongside other space milestones and events.

Your Impact: September Equinox 2020

We’ve made some big changes to planetary.org, as we continue to advance advocacy, defend Earth, and chart the future of space exploration.

Night Sky Photography for Beginners

An introduction to full-sky astrophotography using a digital camera.

Did Scientists Just Find Life on Venus? Here's How to Interpret the Phosphine Discovery

A Venusian biosignature, if confirmed, does not guarantee life, but it does represent a compelling argument for further exploration.

Planetary Society Grant Winner Discovers Large Near-Earth Asteroid

The kilometer-wide object won't hit Earth, but would cause global-scale devastation if it did.

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

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

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