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Bill Nye “The Science Guy” sent out an open letter to President Barack Obama asking him to embrace a vision of planetary exploration. Nye, who is CEO of The Planetary Society, asked President Obama to grant more funding to science, specifically that which is focused on studying our solar system.
Murray was at the helm of JPL from 1976 to 1982, during a very busy time for planetary exploration - when the Viking spacecraft landed on Mars, and Voyager 1 and 2 were launched and flew by Jupiter and Saturn.
The Planetary Society conditionally supports NASA's plan to capture a small asteroid and place it in lunar orbit.
SIT IN A SPACE SHIP, TOUCH A PIECE OF MARS, AND MEET BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY®, STAR TREK’S ROBERT PICARDO, NASA SCIENTISTS, MARS EXPERTS AND MORE
The Planetary Society on Monday announced plans to launch its second attempt at a spacecraft that will be powered by the sun.
The long-held fancy of sailing among the stars could soon become reality with one solar sail mission on the drawing board and another already on the launching pad, slated to blast off this summer.
One day, humans will land on Mars, and when they do, a message will be waiting for them.
Officials in charge of the Russian rocket that failed during launch of the Cosmos 1 solar sail spacecraft believe that the booster's stages never separated, the project director said in a statement.
The world's first solar sail spacecraft takes flight on Tuesday, launched by space enthusiasts who cobbled the privately funded mission together on $4 million and an untested theory that light can power limitless space exploration. Cosmos 1 is set to blast off from a submerged Russian submarine in the Barents Sea.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.