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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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To join our media list, or for more information about our news, please contact Danielle Gunn at press@planetary.org or 626-793-5100.

Press Releases/Media Alerts

The Planetary Society Praises NASA’s New Commitment to Planetary Defense (September 24, 2019)

The Planetary Society issued several statements supporting NASA’s proposed investments in planetary defense.

LightSail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Demonstrates Flight by Light (July 31, 2019)

The Planetary Society's crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is successfully raising its orbit solely on the power of sunlight.

The Planetary Society to Announce Major Solar Sailing Milestone (July 30, 2019)

The Planetary Society will make a major announcement about its crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 during a media teleconference.

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Recent Blogs

The Bold Plan to See Continents and Oceans on Another Earth

Nancy Atkinson • May 21, 2020

A group of researchers, backed by NASA funding, wants to use solar sails and the Sun's gravity to capture an image of an exoplanet so sharp we can see continents, oceans, and clouds.

Your Guide to Crew Dragon's First Astronaut Flight

The Planetary Society • May 20, 2020

SpaceX launched NASA astronauts on the first crewed commercial flight to the International Space Station. Read the backstory on this important milestone, and learn how you can get involved.

NASA's Commercial Crew Program is a Fantastic Deal

Casey Dreier • May 19, 2020

NASA's commercial crew program stands to be the agency's lowest-cost human spacecraft effort in nearly 60 years.

Sampling an Asteroid and Exploring Alien Oceans

The Planetary Society • May 15, 2020

Get the scoop on space news and try out a spaceship docking simulator.

Visiting Perseverance During Its Final Week at JPL

Jess Mollerup • May 11, 2020

An undergraduate physics research student describes her visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to see the Perseverance rover before it shipped to Florida for launch.

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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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