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

Jul 27, 2000

The Planetary Society Welcomes NASA's Plan to Send a Rover to Mars

NASA announced today that the 2003 mission to Mars will include a lander carrying a rover for Mars surface exploration -- possibly even two rovers.

Jul 18, 2000

Winning Artist Team Chosen for Solar System Trek in Pasadena

The Planetary Society today announced the winning design for PlanetTrek, a scale model of the Solar System in memory of Carl Sagan that will be built in Pasadena, California.

Jun 28, 2000

Should Students Select A Wet Spot For A Mars Landing Site?

Malin Space Science Systems, which discoverered possible recent liquid water on Mars, will work directly with the winning students in The Planetary Society's Red Rover Goes to Mars project.

May 16, 2000

[email protected] Achieves 2 Million Mark by First Birthday

[email protected], co-sponsored by The Planetary Society and the University of California, Berkeley, achieves two milestones: its first anniversary and having just passed the 2 million participants mark.

May 11, 2000

Last Chance to Become a Student Scientist with Red Rover Goes to Mars

The Planetary Society's Red Rover Goes to Mars program will soon select Student Scientists to join the space science team of an actual Mars mission.

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Latest Articles on planetary.org

A second successful medium-altitude operation for Hayabusa2

For the second time, JAXA navigators have zoomed their cameras and other instruments in on asteroid Ryugu. The August 1 operation was quicker than the previous one, requiring only 26 hours for the descent, science, and ascent.

Curiosity's organics on Mars

What does it mean that the Mars rover Curiosity found organics in Martian rocks? Emily Lakdawalla translates the science.

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