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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

Feb 27, 2020

NASA Space Mission Leader Launches Space Science Board Game

Xtronaut Enterprises, co-founded by University of Arizona Professor Dante Lauretta, the Principal Investigator of the NASA OSIRIS-REx space mission, launches its new board game on Kickstarter—Xtronaut 2.0: The Game of Solar System Exploration—a game where players build and launch rockets to complete space missions throughout the solar system, based on scientifically accurate rocket science.

Feb 10, 2020

Planetary Society Members Travel to Washington to Push for Investment in NASA

The Planetary Society's annual Day of Action brought 115 space advocates from 28 states to Washington, D.C. on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Jan 28, 2020

Planetary Society Statement on H.R. 5666, the NASA Authorization Act of 2020

Though it contains many important provisions for space science and exploration, The Planetary Society is concerned that H.R. 5666, as written, could disrupt and delay a planned return of U.S. astronauts to deep space.

Dec 18, 2019

The Planetary Society Awards Nearly $58,000 to Amateur Asteroid Hunters

The Planetary Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Shoemaker Near Earth Object (NEO) Grant program.

Nov 22, 2019

The Planetary Society Urges ESA's Member States to Fund the Hera Mission

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

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