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NEWS BRIEF: Crew Dragon Test Vehicle Suffers Mishap during Abort Testing
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Planetary Society Apr 19
New Planetary Radio: The Triumph of a Failed Moon Landing Beresheet Deputy Mission Director Yoav Landsman joins us to talk what comes next:
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Planetary Society Apr 18
Listen to our full conversation with legendary astronaut Story Musgrave at
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Planetary Society Apr 18
Replying to @exploreplanets
Together, we’ll work to ensure a robust program of NASA space exploration, with missions to Europa and worlds that could support life, the next space telescopes, and getting humans back to the Moon, and on to Mars!
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Planetary Society Apr 18
Replying to @exploreplanets
But the same 2020 budget, now in front of Congress, also calls for an overall $480 million cut to NASA that could be devastating to all of the great progress we’ve made over the past five years. Tell Congress: keep investing in space and science
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Planetary Society Apr 18
Replying to @exploreplanets
President Trump’s proposed 2020 NASA budget includes funding for the first Mars Sample Return. Thanks to advocates like you who helped us fight for this mission, we may soon collect samples on Mars and return them to Earth for detailed study.
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Planetary Society Apr 18
Replying to @exploreplanets
If you haven’t yet stepped forward as a space advocate this year, the time is now! We’ve proven that our representatives listen—you can make our collective voice even stronger today.
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Planetary Society Apr 18
NASA needs you! In the U.S., we lost some of our greatest champions of space exploration from both political parties in last fall’s election. We need YOUR help to rebuild a strong coalition for NASA science in D.C. Help and give today:
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Jason Davis Apr 17
We now know why Beresheet crashed: A software command uploaded to fix a sensor problem inadvertently started a chain reaction that shut down the main engines, dooming the lander.
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Planetary Society Apr 16
Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the historic Voyager 1 encounter with Jupiter in 1979. While the Pioneers’ primitive spin-scan photopolarimeters took groundbreaking images of the planet, they couldn’t compete with the TV cameras of the Voyagers:
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Planetary Society Apr 16
Replying to @exploreplanets
Of his many contributions, Dr. Garriott helped us create a report on human spaceflight back in 2004. Extending Human Presence into the Solar System:
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Planetary Society Apr 16
Owen Garriott was a brilliant astronaut and a good friend of The Planetary Society. We are saddened by his passing and remember his many contributions to humanity. Godspeed.
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The Verge Apr 15
SpaceX loses the center core of its Falcon Heavy rocket due to choppy seas
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Corey S. Powell Apr 14
It took 13 years for LIGO to detect the first gravitational waves. The upgraded LIGO has just detected two likely gravitational signals from colliding black holes in the past *two weeks*.
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Planetary Society Apr 15
Win this vintage VW Bug powered by Tesla batteries! Proceeds help us advance space science and exploration. Enter at
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NASA Moon Apr 15
Scientists on our LADEE mission have discovered a global layer of hydrated soil beneath the lunar surface. The water in the soil is ancient, possibly dating back to the formation of the Moon.
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Planetary Society Apr 13
New Planetary Radio! Celebrating with Legendary Astronaut Story Musgrave Listen now for free at
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NASA Apr 13
Today is Citizen Science Day! You can become a and help us discover planets, snap photos of clouds, locate the Aurora, map landslides, and more! Check out opportunities at
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NYT Science Apr 12
Scientists discovered this minor planet more than a decade ago, but they still don’t know what to call it. They are giving voters three options to choose from, all names of mythological figures.
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Planetary Society Apr 12
Replying to @condorscondor
amen to that!
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