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Nov 21, 2019The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 Named One of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019
The Planetary Society is proud to announce their crowdfunded solar sailing spacecraft, LightSail 2, has been recognized as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019.
Sep 24, 2019The Planetary Society Praises NASA’s New Commitment to Planetary Defense
The Planetary Society issued several statements supporting NASA’s proposed investments in planetary defense.
Jul 31, 2019LightSail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Demonstrates Flight by Light
The Planetary Society's crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is successfully raising its orbit solely on the power of sunlight.
Jul 30, 2019The Planetary Society to Announce Major Solar Sailing Milestone
The Planetary Society will make a major announcement about its crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 during a media teleconference.
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