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Jun 12, 2020Retired NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin and Bill Nye Discuss Space Exploration, Racial Injustice
A personal discussion that examines the differences in experience between Bill Nye, who is white, and retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, who is Black, and how that has affected their work in space exploration.
May 30, 2020The Planetary Society Celebrates Successful Crew Dragon Launch
Congratulations to NASA and SpaceX on today’s exhilarating launch! We’re thrilled to witness this new era of human spaceflight.
Feb 27, 2020NASA 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, 2020Planetary 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, 2020Planetary 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.
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