The Planetary Society

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About us

The Planetary Society is the world's largest space advocacy and outreach nonprofit organization, with over 40,000 members in 100 countries. It is an entirely member-funded and independent organization.  

The Society works to create a culture of exploration around the world, with the goal of increasing the number of peaceful missions to space by the U.S. and other countries. We work to ensure a robust program of robotic planetary exploration for scientific purposes. 

The Planetary Society also creates and manages its own projects, including providing funding for SETI, near-Earth object surveys, planetary defense, seed funding for new technologies, and a solar sail mission, LightSail.  

The Society was founded in 1980 by Bruce Murray, Lou Friedman, and Carl Sagan, and is currently led by CEO Bill Nye, the Science Guy.

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Contact information

Date Founded: 1980

Government ID number: 95-3423566

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Website(s):
planetary.org

Phone: 626-793-5100

Fax: 626-793-5528

Address:
85 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91105-1602, US

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