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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

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.

Feb 16, 2021

Bill Nye and Special Guests Host a Live Virtual Watch Party for Perseverance Landing

To celebrate the arrival of NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars, The Planetary Society will host a live virtual global watch party of the official NASA TV broadcast with CEO Bill Nye and special guests.

Feb 10, 2021

The Planetary Society Presents NASA Recommendations to the Biden-Harris Administration

The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent space interest organization, released a paper outlining 5 recommendations for how the Biden administration can use NASA to support science, grow the nation’s economy, and protect the planet.

Feb 02, 2021

The Planetary Society Announces Planetfest '21: To Mars and Back Again

The Planetary Society's virtual conference and festival will feature experts and luminaries from across the space sector to celebrate the next era of Mars exploration.

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The Space Shuttle Turns 40

The Planetary Society is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle launch with exclusive resources, interviews, and personal stories.

Space Advocates, Assembled

The 2021 Day of Action brought together 145 Planetary Society members from 30 states with 167 congressional offices.

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Bill Nye Head Shot - Dark
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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
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