Press Releases from 2009
At an event on Capitol Hill, The Planetary Society awarded the Thomas O. Paine Award for the Advancement of Human Exploration of Mars to Steve Squyres and the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) team.
Planetary Society to Sail Again with LightSail (November 9, 2009)
Project LightSail, boosted by an anonymous one million dollar donation, will launch three separate solar sails over the next several years.
Planetary Society Applauds New Water Findings in the Solar System (September 24, 2009)
Three Planetary Society staff and board members released the following statements today applauding newly announced discoveries about water on the Moon and Mars.
Planetary Society Urges Support for the Augustine Committee Conclusions (September 15, 2009)
The Planetary Society urges support for the conclusions reached by the U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee.
The Planetary Society says the proposed NASA budget demonstrates strong support for science and exploration, and could rejuvenate Space exploration.
Planetary Society Awards NEO Trackers (April 27, 2009)
The space around Earth will be monitored a little more closely for potentially threatening near-Earth objects (NEOs), like asteroids and comets, with the awarding of three new Gene Shoemaker Near Earth Object Grants by The Planetary Society.
A new Planetary Society online catalog will help showcase new exoplanet finds by the Kepler Telescope.
Our LightSail test mission was successfully completed and our Kickstarter campaign ended June 26th, raising $1.24 million dollars for LightSail's 2016 solar sailing mission! Miss the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to donate? You can!