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

Sep 23, 2020

Congressional 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, 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.

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Latest Articles on planetary.org

What's the post-election outlook for NASA and planetary exploration?

What does the political landscape look like for NASA and for The Planetary Society's 3 core enterprises of planetary exploration, the search for life, and planetary defense after the U.S.'s 2020 federal elections?

Why do we need NASA when we have SpaceX?

Watching SpaceX's incredible feats, you might wonder whether we need NASA. But in reality the organizations do very different things and rely on each other for success.

Your Guide to Crew-1, SpaceX’s Second Astronaut Flight

The last time was a test. This time it was for real. SpaceX successfully launched 4 astronauts to the International Space Station on 15 November 2020.

This Year's Best Space Gifts, According to Our Members

Shopping for someone who loves space? Here's our 2020 gift guide.

Your Guide to the OSIRIS-REx sample collection

NASA's OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu on 20 October 2020.

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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

The Planetary Society’s Bruce Murray Space Image Library is a unique collection of photos and videos from the world’s space agencies, as well as artwork, diagrams, and amateur-processed space images, many of which are not available elsewhere.