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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.
Jun 12, 2020Retired 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, 2020The 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, 2020NASA 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.
Latest Articles on planetary.org
The cost of the Perseverance rover disappears into the noise of U.S. spending and represents a more modest investment than you might think.
As the launch of NASA's Perseverance rover approaches, scientists for the Mastcam-Z instrument prepare for the rover's science activities.
The first Mars microphone, sponsored by The Planetary Society, flew aboard NASA's Polar Lander spacecraft, which crashed on the Red Planet in 1999.
Advocating for space at every step in the process, The Planetary Society submitted two papers to the forthcoming planetary science decadal survey—one on the search for life and one on the importance of planetary defense.
Your guide to total, partial, and annular eclipses: what causes them, what you'll see, and when the next one will happen.
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