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Welcome to The Planetary Society's Press Room. Here you'll find the latest information about Society events, programs, leaders, and other news about the exploration of the universe.

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May 31, 2023

From Space Salad to Salty Waters: The Planetary Society Announces STEP Grant Winners

The Planetary Society is thrilled to announce the second round of winners of its groundbreaking Science and Technology Empowered by the Public (STEP) grant program. This year's winning projects are an investigation into deep-space agriculture and a study of Earth's salty lakes that resemble oceans of other planets and moons.

Apr 05, 2023

The Planetary Society leads scientific community and advocates in rallying around NASA’s VERITAS mission

On Wednesday, The Society published a joint letter urging Congress to commit to authorizing NASA to launch VERITAS no later than November 2029. The American Geophysical Union, as well as the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Tulane University, and Mount Holyoke College, academic institutions that have important roles in the mission, also signed the letter.

Mar 14, 2023

The Planetary Society Welcomes Continued Budget Growth for NASA, Calls on Congress to Act

The Planetary Society released a statement welcoming the Biden Administration’s proposal to increase NASA’s budget by 7% in 2024, which supports the Artemis return to the Moon, Mars Sample Return, and a 2028 launch date of the Near-Earth Object Surveyor planetary defense mission.

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