Perseverance Landing Footage
Here's a calming moment of music and a close-up look at the Perseverance rover's recent touchdown on Mars. (Video: NASA/JPL-Caltech/The Planetary Society)
Bill Nye on the Perseverance Landing
Welcome to the new era of Martian exploration! On February 22nd 2021, the world looked on in awe as NASA shared the first video of a rover landing on another planet and the first recording of audio from Mars. Listen to our CEO Bill Nye as he reacts to this unprecedented moment in history. ---- Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://planet.ly/ytsubscribe Follow us!
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The Planetary Society has inspired millions of people to explore other worlds and seek other life. With the mission to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration, its international membership makes the non-governmental Planetary Society the largest space interest group in the world. Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman founded the Planetary Society in 1980. Bill Nye, a longtime member of The Planetary Society's Board, serves as CEO.
Perseverance Landing Watch Party REPLAY with Bill Nye and Friends
Watch Bill Nye with special guests Bethany Ehlmann (President of The Planetary Society), Raquel Nuno (The Space Geologist), and Derek Muller (Veritasium) as we cheered on the landing of NASA's Perseverance rover on MARS!
Meet-and-Greet with The Planetary Society
Come hang out with key leaders of The Planetary Society as we reflect on the fascinating discussions we've watched at Planetfest '21. Plus ask us anything about our work and what it's like behind-the-scenes at the world's largest independent space-interest organization.
Tech Talk: Engineering Breakthroughs on Mars
How does a Mars helicopter work? How does a camera vaporize a distant rock to tell what it is made of? Take a look at some of the awesome new technologies aboard NASA's most advanced Mars rover.
The Mars Business: The Private Sector and the Red Planet
United Launch Alliance and its predecessor companies have launched every U.S. mission to Mars since the 1960s. President and CEO Tory Bruno joins us for a Q&A on the company’s past, present, and future Mars mission involvement, and how his company plans to help advance Mars and solar system exploration in the years ahead.
The Next Giant Leap: Sending Humans to Mars
When will humans set foot on Mars, and what will it take to get us there? Explore some of the challenges and how we plan to overcome them to send humans farther into space than ever before.
Beyond Mars: Exploring Other Worlds
Take a tour of some of the most fascinating worlds of our solar system, the missions to explore them, and the discoveries we hope to make.
The Big Questions: Everything We Don’t Know About Mars
A panel of experts explores the burning questions driving Mars science and exploration, including the search for life on the Red Planet.
Mars Images: Putting the Red Planet in Focus
On Mars, a picture is worth more than just a thousand words! Learn about how the camera instruments on Mars spacecraft advance science and exploration.
Are We Alone? The Search for Life
A deeper dive into the search for life beyond Earth, looking at the discoveries we've made so far, the questions that remain unanswered, and how we're trying to answer them. Dr. Tiffany Kataria - Exoplanetary Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Betül Kacar - Astrobiologist, University of Arizona
Heather Graham - Organic Geochemist and Astrobiologist Researcher, NASA Goddard
Dr. Britney Schmidt - Planetary Society Board Member and Principal Investigator for The Planetary Habitability and Technology Lab at Georgia Tech
Advocating for Mars in the United States
American citizens have unparalleled opportunities to impact the future of space exploration. This workshop walk you through the actions you can take to advocate for NASA from home or at the Capitol.
A Conversation: Behind the Scenes of Space TV
There's nothing like a good TV show to satiate a space nerd's appetite for the cosmos. Listen as two of space television's greats, Robert Picardo and Brannon Braga, discuss how their passion for exploration fueled some of the most memorable television about space. Recorded on February 14th, 2021 at The Planetary Society's Planetfest '21 virtual conference.
Crowdfunding Mars Exploration: Microphones, Rovers, and More
Learn how Planetary Society members have enabled significant contributions to Mars missions including getting a microphone on Mars, popularizing rover technology, inspiring young scientists, and more
Debunking B.S. (Bad Science)
In a world rife with misinformation, it's important to know how to detect and debunk the bad science often heard in the news or online. A panel of experts discuss useful tools for detecting bogus claims, fact-checking science, and helping others tell fact from fabrication. Featuring:
Phil Plait, "The Bad Astronomer"
Katie Mack, AstroKatie on Twitter
Ann Reid, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education
and moderated by Planetary Radio's Mat Kaplan Recorded on February 14th, 2021 at The Planetary Society's Planetfest '21 virtual conference.
How to Win Space Friends and Influence People
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye is joined by a panel of leading science communicators: Phil Plait, "The Bad Astronomer," Derek Muller of Veritasium, Katie Mack, "AstroKatie" on Twitter, and renowned public speaker Hakeem Oluseyi to discuss what works and what doesn't to get people excited about science and exploration. Recorded on February 14th, 2021 at The Planetary Society's Planetfest '21 virtual conference.
Tools for Discovery: Doing Science on Mars
A panel of Mars scientists walks you through examples of the impressive scientific instruments that Mars missions use to make discoveries about our neighboring world.
7 More Minutes of Terror: The Drama of Landing a Rover on Mars
Landing a van-sized rover on Mars is no easy task. Get ready for NASA's Perseverance rover's epic landing by learning more about just how thrilling and even terrifying this moment will be.
Perseverance Landing Watch Party LIVE with Bill Nye and Friends
Join Bill Nye LIVE with special guests Bethany Ehlmann (President of The Planetary Society), Raquel Nuno (The Space Geologist), and Derek Muller (Veritasium) as we cheer on the landing of NASA's Perseverance rover on MARS! Live stream and chat window will begin February 18 at 11:15am PT / 7:15pm UTC.
The Planetary Society's History with Mars
Planetary Society Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Vaughn and Chief Scientist Bruce Betts take a look at the organization's long history of advancing Mars exploration through advocacy, education, technology development, and international collaboration