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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/Media Alerts

The Planetary Society Urges ESA's Member States to Fund the Hera Mission (November 22, 2019)

The Planetary Society supports Hera, a mission that would increase humankind's knowledge of its asteroid deflection capability.

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 Named One of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019 (November 21, 2019)

The Planetary Society is proud to announce their crowdfunded solar sailing spacecraft, LightSail 2, has been recognized as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019.

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Recent Blogs

The Downlink: ExoMars Rover Testing, Bennu's Mysterious Particle Ejections

Jason Davis • December 06, 2019

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The December Solstice 2019 Issue of The Planetary Report Is Out!

Emily Lakdawalla • December 04, 2019

Featuring an article by Abigail Fraeman on what the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity taught us, and one by Javier Gómez-Elvira on the next steps in the search for life on Mars.

A New Understanding

Abigail Fraeman • December 04, 2019

Abigail Fraeman examines how the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, changed our view of Mars.

What Comes Next on Mars?

Javier Gómez-Elvira • December 04, 2019

Javier Gómez-Elvira anticipates the next phase of the search for life on the Red Planet.

People. Passion. Planets.

The Planetary Society • December 04, 2019

Bill Nye revels in 4 decades of bringing space to everyone, and we celebrate our global membership.

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Current Projects

LightSail

CubeSats have made low-cost space missions a reality for universities and research groups. However, these tiny satellites lack propulsion. LightSail will demonstrate the viability of solar sailing for CubeSats.

Shoemaker NEO Grant Program

The Planetary Society's Shoemaker NEO Grant program helps astronomers find, track and characterize near-Earth objects.

Planetary Deep Drill

Planetary Deep Drill is designed to explore tens, hundreds or even thousands of meters below the Martian polar ice caps and Europa's icy crust.

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LightSail 2 launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Be part of this epic point in space exploration history!

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