Press Room

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 01, 2021

The Planetary Society Announces STEP Grants: Science and Technology Empowered by the Public

The program issues open, international requests for proposals for credible and significant research and hardware development projects.

Dec 20, 2020

The Planetary Society Praises the Start of Mars Sample Return

The Planetary Society welcomes the formal start of the Mars Sample Return project and praises both NASA and ESA for committing to this grand challenge. This is the most daring series of robotic missions ever attempted: the first round trip voyage to Mars.

Dec 08, 2020

The Planetary Society Appoints Bethany Ehlmann As New President

The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent space interest organization, announced the appointment of Bethany Ehlmann, professor of planetary science at Caltech, to become its next president.

Sep 23, 2020

Congressional Resolution Recognizes 40 Years of The Planetary Society

Representatives of the United States Congress acknowledged the 40th anniversary of The Planetary Society, the world’s largest, independent nonprofit space organization, by introducing a formal resolution recognizing the event.

Jul 30, 2020

The Planetary Society Releases Official Statement on the Launch of Perseverance

“These are trying times, but we remain capable of great things.”

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Your Impact: March Equinox 2021

Thanks to our members, we hosted Planetfest '21, advocated for space, and took a big STEP forward with our new sci-tech grants program.

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Bill Nye Head Shot - Dark
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Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
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