The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society’s Solar Sail Will Hitch a Ride to Space on a Falcon Heavy

In a live webcast, The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye announced that its long-awaited LightSail solar sail mission will launch…

6 years ago

NASA Halts Work on its New Nuclear Generator for Deep Space Exploration

Another blow was dealt to deep space exploration this past weekend. The announcement comes from Jim Green, NASA’s Planetary Science…

7 years ago

NASA’s Nanosail-D Released into the Winds of Space

[/caption]Despite being an idea rattling around inside the head of engineers and space enthusiasts for over 40 years, solar sails…

10 years ago

Your Chance to Weigh in on NASA’s Future Destinations

Where do you think NASA's next destination should be in space? Asteroid? The Moon? Mars? The Planetary Society is hosting…

10 years ago

Japan to Launch Venus Orbiter and Solar Sail Missions

Bad weather postponed a scheduled multi-mission launch of an H-IIA rocket from Japan early Tuesday, which includes the first Japanese…

10 years ago