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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

Aug 08, 2000

The Planetary Society Takes the Lead in Sponsoring Renowned [email protected] Project: New Alliance Ensures Project's Continuance

The Planetary Society announced today that it will assume the lead sponsorship role for [email protected], ensuring the project will continue to operate.

Aug 08, 2000

Project Voyager And The Planetary Society form Strategic Alliance

The 21st century integrated media network, code-named Project Voyager, announced today the formation of a strategic alliance with The Planetary Society.

Jul 28, 2000

Don't Cancel Mission to Pluto: The Planetary Society Begins Public Campaign

NASA and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may be seriously contemplating the cancellation of the Pluto Express mission now in development by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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.

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The day I caught rocket fever

On February 6, 2018, I found myself shoulder to shoulder with two of my heroes: Bill Nye on the left, Buzz Aldrin on the right. Our eyes were fixed on the first vertical Falcon Heavy rocket. Figuring the world's most powerful rocket might send me flying backwards once the countdown hit zero, I gripped the railing so tightly I started to lose the feeling in my fingertips.

Voyage to Mercury

Elsa Montagnon details the challenges of delivering BepiColombo’s two spacecraft from Earth to Mercury.

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Bill Nye Head Shot - Dark
Bill Nye Head Shot - Dark Image: F. Scott Schafer
Bill Nye and the World
Bill Nye and the World Image: F. Scott Schafer
Bill Nye with LightSail Model
Bill Nye with LightSail Model Image: F. Scott Schafer
Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society Image: F. Scott Schafer

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