The Planetary Society Overview
The Planetary Society exists to promote public awareness and citizen involvement in exploration of the solar system, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the quest for knowledge, which benefits all aspects of our lives. Advocacy and public information about discoveries -- primarily via publications, education programs, lectures and public events -- and the use of mass media are the Society's two major tools. At the same time, the Society fosters planetary exploration by implementing new ideas, techniques, innovative research and technology, and by encouraging collaborative initiatives by the private sector, government agencies and international governments' space programs to maximize the world's progress in planetary exploration.
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The Planetary Society rates among the most valiant and noble of all human endeavor. As humans, our history has been a sad one of the conquering of each other through increasing technological strife. Without greater challenges and goals, we seem compelled to compete for smaller bits of a very finite... more »