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Press Releases from 2010

Bill Nye Congratulates SpaceX (December 8, 2010)

The Planetary Society congratulated SpaceX on the flight of Falcon 9.

Akatsuki Mission Statement (December 7, 2010)

JAXA, Japan�s space agency, has announced that their mission to Venus, Akatsuki, did not succeed in entering orbit as planned on December 6.

What's Up with Arsenic in Deep Space? (December 2, 2010)

NASA's announcement today of the discovery of bacteria from Mono Lake, California, that can use arsenic in its body instead of being poisoned by it, is significant to the search for life on other worlds.

Good Luck, Nanosail-D! (November 18, 2010)

NASA's Nanosail-D is scheduled to launch tomorrow, and the Planetary Society wishes the mission every success.

Planetary Society Says Bravo to Hayabusa's Return of Asteroid Particles (November 16, 2010)

The Planetary Society congratulates the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on the successful capture of asteroid dust grains by their Hayabusa mission.

The Planetary Society and Unmanned Spaceflight Join Forces (October 5, 2010)

It's a match made in the heavens -- the Planetary Society is joining forces with UnmannedSpaceflight.com (UMSF) to provide financial support for the renowned amateur space imaging website. The Planetary Society will host a gallery of amateur-processed photos.

Planetary Society Comments on NASA Budget Increase (September 30, 2010)

Late Wednesday, Congress approved the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010. The Senate approved the measure earlier this year.

Planetary Society Asks Congress to Refocus NASA Plan (August 19, 2010)

The Planetary Society has sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Minority Members of the four subcommittees currently considering the NASA budget and the Administration�s plan for human space exploration.

Planetary Society Will Present Giant Birthday Card to Ray Bradbury (August 16, 2010)

The Planetary Society will present a giant birthday card to Ray Bradbury, a member of our Advisory Council, at Los Angeles City Hall on Friday, August 20, 2010.

Planetary Society Urges Debate on NASA Authorization Bill (July 29, 2010)

The Planetary Society today issued a statement about the request that the U.S. House of Representatives suspend the rules when voting on the NASA Authorization bill.

Wish Ray Bradbury a Happy 90th Birthday (July 21, 2010)

Earth's foremost Martian, Ray Bradbury, turns 90 on August 22, 2010, and you can help him celebrate by sending a personal birthday message.

Where Should We Go in Space? Tell Bill Nye During a Live Ustream Chat (July 12, 2010)

"Tell us where you want to go in space!" said Bill Nye, slated to take the reins as the Planetary Society's new executive director.

Bill Nye Signs on as Planetary Society's New Executive Director (June 7, 2010)

Bill Nye the Science Guy® will take the helm as the new Executive Director of the Planetary Society.

Planetary Society Hails Falcon 9 Test as Great Achievement (June 4, 2010)

The Planetary Society issued a statement congratulating SpaceX on the test flight of Falcon 9.

Planetary Society Joins Forces with Space and Science Organizations to Support NASA 2011 Budget Proposal (May 20, 2010)

The Planetary Society has joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Astronomical Society, the Universities Space Research Association and other groups to support the NASA budget proposal for fiscal year 2011.

Japan to Launch Mission to Venus and Solar Sail on Monday (May 14, 2010)

Japan's AKATSUKI mission -- the Venus Climate Orbiter -- will launch Monday, May 17 along with the IKAROS solar sail.

Planetary Society Submits Statement of Support for New NASA Plan to Senate Subcommittee (April 21, 2010)

"We urge Congress to support the Administration's plan for NASA," says The Planetary Society in a statement to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Science, Justice and Related Agencies of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Planetary Society Participates in President Obama's Florida Space Conference (April 14, 2010)

A strong contingent of Planetary Society board members will participate in President Obama's April 15th Space Conference in Florida.

Planetary Society Offers Funding to International Asteroid-Tracking Community (March 17, 2010)

To find and track near-Earth objects (NEOs) to determine which -- if any -- pose a threat to our world, The Planetary Society has issued a call for new proposals for its Gene Shoemaker Near Earth Object Grants.

Stephen Hawking to Accept Cosmos Award in Cambridge, England (February 24, 2010)

The Planetary Society has named physicist Stephen Hawking the next recipient of the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science.

Saving Earth One Asteroid at a Time (February 12, 2010)

Last month, a baseball-sized meteorite punched through the roof of a doctor's office in Lorton, Virginia, scattering insulation and ripping a hole in the carpet. What if it had been larger � much larger � and what if we knew in advance that it was coming?

Planetary Society Welcomes New NASA Budget (February 1, 2010)

NASA received both strong support and a new direction from the Obama Administration in the fiscal year 2011 budget proposal.

There's Still Time to Sign Buzz's Birthday Card (January 15, 2010)

Next week, Buzz Aldrin turns 80, and well-wishers worldwide can join The Planetary Society in saying Happy Birthday.

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