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Feb 13, 2019The Planetary Society Releases Official Statements on End of Opportunity Rover Operations
The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent space interest organization, issued the following statement in reaction to the formal end of operations of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
Nov 14, 2018The Planetary Society Announces Media Resources and Events for Mars InSight Landing
On 26 November 2018 just before noon Pacific (3:00 p.m. ET / 20:00 UTC), NASA’s InSight lander will descend through Mars’ atmosphere and hopefully touch down softly on the surface of Mars.
Mar 14, 2016The Planetary Society & CEO Bill Nye Congratulate ExoMars Mission Team
The European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscomos today launched the first mission of the ExoMars program aboard a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Sep 29, 2015The Planetary Society Releases “Humans Orbiting Mars” Workshop Report
The Planetary Society has released a report on its ”Humans Orbiting Mars” workshop, which it held in the Spring of 2015. The workshop brought together representatives from NASA, the scientific community, industry, and government to explore a sustainable and affordable path forward for NASA’s human exploration program.
Apr 02, 2015Bill Nye & The Planetary Society Announce “Humans Orbiting Mars” Workshop Results
The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye (The Science Guy®) and members of the Society’s Board of Directors today announced results of the ”Humans Orbiting Mars” workshop.
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