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Mar 28, 2000Planetary Society Calls for Cool Heads in Heated NASA Debate
NASA seems ready to postpone the next Mars lander mission from 2001 to 2003, and the Mars sample return mission, previously scheduled for 2005, will be restructured. However, the Mars orbiter planned for launch in 2001 still seems on track.
Feb 03, 2000Planetary Society Celebrates NEAR's Tryst with Eros
When the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft arrives at an asteroid called Eros, The Planetary Society, in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will host two special events in Laurel, Maryland.
Jul 28, 1999Spacecraft Target Asteroid Named in Planetary Society Contest
The target of NASA's Deep Space 1 mission now has a name: 9969 Braille, after Louis Braille, the inventor of the language system that enables sightless people to read.
Jan 19, 1999Planetary Society Turns Eyes to the Skies for ET
The Planetary Society will turn eyes to the skies to scan for possible light signals with three new optical SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence) programs.
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In 1997, The Planetary Society awarded $35,000 (US) to an international group of researchers in support of near-Earth asteroid detection and characterization efforts.
Apollo gave us our money's worth. The Apollo lunar samples, totaling 381 kilograms (838 pounds), along with thousands of photographs and other data, are still yielding clues to the world that has been our Rosetta stone for deciphering planetary evolution.
Carl Sagan writes that once upon a time, we soared into the solar system. For a few years. Then we hurried back. Why? What happened? What was Apollo really about?
Carl Sagan's argument for planetary exploration. Published in the first issue of The Planetary Report magazine.
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