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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

Feb 10, 2020

Planetary 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 24, 2019

The Planetary Society Releases Official Statement on Partial Government Shutdown

Pasadena, CA (January 24, 2019) — The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent space interest organization, issued the following statements opposing the partial government shutdown.

Feb 11, 2016

The Planetary Society Encouraged by U.S. FY2017 Budget Request for NASA, Supports Continued Growth

In response to U.S. President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request, The Planetary Society issued statements from Bill Nye, CEO, and Casey Dreier, director of space policy.

Dec 16, 2015

Bill Nye & Planetary Society Celebrate Proposed 2016 Budget for NASA, Challenge the White House to Continue the Trend in 2017

On December 15, the U.S. Congress revealed its proposed plans to fund the federal government in 2016. The proposed budget includes $19.3 billion for NASA, an increase of $1.3 billion over the previous year.

Sep 29, 2015

The 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.

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Your Impact: March Equinox 2020

Celebrating Shoemaker Grant winners, Society awards, and volunteer efforts around the world.

161 meetings. 115 members. 28 states. 1 Day of Action.

More than one hundred Planetary Society members from near and far advocated for space science and exploration in Washington, D.C. on 10 February 2020.

Registration Is Now Open for the 2020 Day of Action

Join The Planetary Society and advocate for space in Washington, D.C. this 9 - 10 February 2020.

Your Impact: September Equinox 2019

Your LightSail 2 spacecraft is in space, controlling its orbit solely on the power of sunlight.

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

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