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The Best of 2022

Planetary Society | 2022-12-05 16:04:58

Announcing the winners of our Best of 2022 campaign!

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Much has passed in decades past

Planetary Society | 2022-12-02 15:35:01

With anniversaries come reflections, and there’s a lot to look back on in the history of space.

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NASA’s economic impact? Hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Planetary Society | 2022-12-02 14:05:00

In 2021, NASA supported an estimated 339,645 jobs across the United States. A new report details the astounding economic benefits of the space agency in every state.

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Best space pictures of the month: November 2022

Planetary Society | 2022-11-30 15:05:03

NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.

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What the 2022 midterm elections mean for NASA

Planetary Society | 2022-11-29 14:05:04

Republicans regain control of the House. The Senate remains under Democratic control. This divided governance could slow down the pace of space legislation, even for “must-pass” items like NASA's annual budget.

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2022 impact report

Planetary Society | 2022-11-24 15:07:12

A review of the results The Planetary Society achieved in 2022 thanks to the support of our members.

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The best gift ideas for space fans in 2022

Planetary Society | 2022-11-22 15:08:30

The perfect presents for the space enthusiasts in your life, hand-picked by our staff and other space fans.

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Europe in Space - A European astronaut story

European Spaceflight Update | 2022-11-21 14:38:57

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

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On the Issues

Planetary Society | 2022-11-21 14:08:11

We believe in the exploration of the planets, the search for life, and protecting the Earth.

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Gifts from above

Planetary Society | 2022-11-18 20:27:15

The Cosmos has so many gifts to give us, from awe-inspiring images to fascinating discoveries. We’ve got our own set of gifts to recommend too.

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Launching and descending

Planetary Society | 2022-11-18 15:38:02

Artemis I is on its way to the Moon, Planetary Academy is here to inspire your kids, and LightSail 2 has come down.

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LightSail 2 completes mission with atmospheric reentry

Planetary Society | 2022-11-17 21:58:04

The three-and-a-half-year solar sailing mission showed LightSail 2 could change its orbit with sunlight alone.

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Meet The Planetary Academy

Planetary Society | 2022-11-15 16:58:11

Our lifetime love of space exploration can start when we are very young. And so, we have developed the Planetary Academy, a 100% space-related membership created for kids 10 years old and younger.

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NASA’s Artemis I mission has successfully launched

Planetary Society | 2022-11-15 06:58:14

Despite several setbacks and delays, NASA's Artemis I mission successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 16, 2022.

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LightSail 2 is about to burn up

Planetary Society | 2022-11-14 22:17:13

After 3.5 years, 18,000 orbits of the Earth, and 8 million kilometers (5 million miles) traveled, The Planetary Society’s successful LightSail 2 solar sail spacecraft will burn up as it reenters the Earth’s atmosphere in the next few days.

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Europe in Space - More vehicles than customers

European Spaceflight Update | 2022-11-14 14:17:23

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

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Two pale blue dots

Planetary Society | 2022-11-11 15:37:11

Reflecting on Carl Sagan’s influence on this pale blue dot we call Earth.

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JPSS-2 / LOFTID: Atlas V successfully launches for NASA and NOAA

United Launch Alliance | 2022-11-10 12:29:39

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 mission for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and NASA’s Low-Earth Orbi...

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RocketStars: LOFTID // Sarah Miller

United Launch Alliance | 2022-11-09 14:29:37

Meet Sarah Miller, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) point person who leads the launch site integration of payloads atop our rockets. As the Launch Operations (LOPS) payloads engineering manager, Sarah recently oversaw the placement of NOAA's Joint Po...

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VOICE: Will this Chinese candidate mission to Venus fly?

Planetary Society | 2022-11-08 15:09:28

Inside the Venus Volcano Imaging and Climate Explorer (VOICE) proposal, which appears to be gaining momentum.

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Europe in Space - Mysterious beginnings of MaiaSpace: Part 2

European Spaceflight Update | 2022-11-07 14:30:17

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

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A year in review and a reddish hue

Planetary Society | 2022-11-04 14:39:32

Get ready for a total lunar eclipse and pick your favorites from this year in space.

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Job opening: Director of Government Relations

Planetary Society | 2022-11-03 16:09:32

The Planetary Society is seeking a passionate, curious, and outgoing individual to serve as its Director of Government Relations in Washington, D.C.

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Europe in Space - A detailed analysis of French launch startup Latitude

European Spaceflight Update | 2022-10-31 14:11:58

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

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Best space pictures of the month: October 2022

Planetary Society | 2022-10-31 14:00:21

Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.

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RocketStars: LOFTID // James Cusin

United Launch Alliance | 2022-10-29 14:51:01

NAME // James Cusin

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Creepy Cosmos! Scary space! Petrifying planets!

Planetary Society | 2022-10-28 14:39:30

An especially spooky Halloween edition of The Downlink.

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Digital Community Manager (6-month temporary position)

Planetary Society | 2022-10-27 18:39:33

The Planetary Society, the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization, seeks a talented Digital Community Manager to join our communications team on a 6-month temporary contract beginning no later than November 28, 2022.

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LOFTID: Demonstrating technology for large inflatable heat shields

United Launch Alliance | 2022-10-27 13:59:41

In the kickoff to the reusability roadmap for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket, the flight of an inflatable heat shield at a relevant scale will be demonstrated as a secondary payload on the next Atlas V rocket launch.

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LOFTID: ULA former chief scientist instrumental in making mission a reality

United Launch Alliance | 2022-10-27 13:39:42

The re-entry experiment launching Nov. 1 aboard the Atlas V rocket pays tribute to a former United Launch Alliance (ULA) teammate who advocated for advancements in technology that would innovate launch vehicle reusability and could be used to land hu...

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Planetary Radio has a new host

Planetary Society | 2022-10-26 15:00:28

After 20 years at the helm, our friend and colleague Mat Kaplan is retiring as the host of Planetary Radio. The good news is the show will be in excellent hands after Mat’s departure. We can finally announce Planetary Radio’s new host is Sarah Al-Ahmed.

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Freelance Audio Editor (Contract)

Planetary Society | 2022-10-26 13:09:31

The Planetary Society, the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization, seeks a talented Audio Editor to support the post-production needs of our two podcasts.

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Your guide to water on Mars

Planetary Society | 2022-10-25 14:09:32

Mars used to have oceans, lakes, and rivers. Where did the water go, how much is left, and how can we use it for science and exploration?

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Europe in Space - Who should take responsibility for Ariane 6 delay?

European Spaceflight Update | 2022-10-24 14:09:44

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

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New wonders to behold

Planetary Society | 2022-10-21 14:34:09

New stars are being born, new missions are being conceived, and new discoveries are being made all the time.

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The live space feeds you should be following right now

Planetary Society | 2022-10-20 14:03:42

Here are some livestreams to save so you can watch rocket launch feeds, space station broadcasts off-Earth, and other space-related activities in real-time.

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JPSS-2: Payloads stacked atop Atlas V for launch

United Launch Alliance | 2022-10-20 13:13:57

A new weather observatory that will track storms across the globe as it orbits from pole to pole and a technology demonstrator developing a new way to safely bring large payloads through the atmosphere are mounted aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA...

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Vulcan: SRBs delivered to power first launch

United Launch Alliance | 2022-10-19 14:08:26

The twin solid rocket boosters (SRBs) for the inaugural flight of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket have arrived at the Cape Canaveral launch site.

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Europe in Space - German launch startups are raising cash

European Spaceflight Update | 2022-10-17 14:08:25

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

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Good omens

Planetary Society | 2022-10-14 14:32:09

The future is looking brighter thanks to a proven asteroid deflection technique and an array of visionary ideas for space exploration innovation.

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JPSS-2: Atlas V to launch weather satellite and tech demonstration

United Launch Alliance | 2022-10-13 14:10:38

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is configuring an Atlas V 401 rocket atop Space Launch Complex (SLC)-3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California to carry the next polar-orbiting weather satellite into space for NOAA and NASA and perform an innovative...

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Rocket Lab’s private Venus mission

Planetary Society | 2022-10-13 14:00:28

Launch vehicle company Rocket Lab plans to send the first private mission to Venus in 2023.

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NASA says DART's asteroid impact was a huge success

Planetary Society | 2022-10-11 18:30:39

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced that early observations indicate NASA's DART mission successfully moved asteroid moonlet Dimorphos.

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How JWST will reveal our Solar System beyond Neptune

Planetary Society | 2022-10-11 14:00:53

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will soon give us valuable data on the dozens of distant objects found beyond the orbit of Neptune in a region known as the Kuiper belt.

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European Spaceflight Update - Over 200 vacancies at European launch startups

European Spaceflight Update | 2022-10-10 14:20:46

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

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Look and see

Planetary Society | 2022-10-07 14:30:29

New views of Europa, favorite sights from JWST, looking at the Cosmos from the air, and other ways to visually soak up our Universe.

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SES-20/21: Atlas V successfully launches for SES

United Launch Alliance | 2022-10-05 04:50:50

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the SES-20 and SES-21 satellites in a dual-satellite configuration lifted off on Oct. 4 at 5:36 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. To date ULA has launch...

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The best space pictures from JWST

Planetary Society | 2022-10-04 14:00:42

The observatory is continuing to deliver a steady stream of beautiful cosmic images.

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RocketStars: Guidance expert lends expertise to complex Atlas V launch

United Launch Alliance | 2022-10-03 16:02:49

Meet Scott Person, a key member of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) guidance and navigation group, who applied his 33 years of experience to ensure the upcoming Atlas V launch successfully delivers its tandem payload of two large telecommunications s...

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European Spaceflight Update - The mysterious beginnings of MaiaSpace

European Spaceflight Update | 2022-10-03 14:10:51

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

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