From 1977 to 1990, the Voyager Mission Status Bulletin kept scientists and space enthusiasts informed about the twin Voyager spacecraft through an intermittently printed newsletter that ran to 99 issues. The Planetary
Society hosts these original files to preserves the historical record of
the Voyager spacecraft.
From 1981 to 1997, the Galileo Messenger newsletter kept team members and space enthusiasts informed about the tortured path of NASAs Galileo mission
to Jupiter. This archive preserves this important historical resource.
Advocating for space at every step in the process, The Planetary Society submitted two papers to the forthcoming planetary science decadal
survey—one on the search for life and one on the importance of planetary defense.
Only 4 spacecraft have ever made it out to Saturn. Our most comprehensive
look at the planet came from NASA and the European Space Agencys Cassini-Huygens mission, which spent 13 years exploring Saturn and its
Every Mission to the Moon, Ever
It only takes a couple days to send most spacecraft to the Moon, so its not surprising that humans have sent more missions there than anywhere else.
The Moon is also the only celestial body besides Earth where humans have visited.
Space for Everyone
Its a banner year for sample return missions. In 2020, China, Japan, and
the United States are all scheduled to have sample return missions in
flight, seeking to retrieve material from near-Earth asteroids, the Moon,
and eventually Mars.
Pictures of Earth
The Planetary Society is an education and outreach partner for the
Mastcam-Z instrument on NASAs Perseverance rover. We feature personal
stories from the team sending this cutting-edge camera system to Mars.
Shoemaker NEO Grant Program