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Planetary Society

  1. Satellites That Literally Sail on Light Get Official Launch Dates

    Where we're going, we don't need fuel.

    The Planetary Society has some pretty ambitious plans for their citizen-funded cubesats: They want to use light to let them maneuver around in orbit—and to other planets—completely propulsion-free. That plan will be a reality soon, because the little satellites just got their one-way tickets to space aboard some SpaceX and Air Force rockets.

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  2. Bill Nye’s Open Video Letter To President Obama Urges Him To Reconsider Planetary Science Budget

    Well, we're convinced! Then again, we didn't need convincing.

    Bad news for space nerds -- NASA's budget is getting cut again, and this time it's planetary scientists who are feeling the pressure. So much pressure, in fact, that the CEO of the Planetary Society nonprofit put out an open letter urging Obama to reconsider. Oh, also, the CEO of the Planetary Society is Bill Nye. You know, the Science Guy.

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