Bill Nye speaks to Planetary Society members CEO Bill Nye with LightSail at the FUTURES exhibit Tropical Storm Mirinae near Japan, 8/7/2021. LightSail 2 image of central northern South Africa

The Planetary Society

Org #26972
Vetted since 2014 Site Visit Verified
1980
year founded
$7,211
raised on GlobalGiving
8
years fundraising
1
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

Empowering the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration.

Project Leaders
Richard Chute
Richard Chute
Jennifer Vaughn
Jennifer Vaughn
Bruce Betts
Bruce Betts
Melanie Lam
Melanie Lam
Robin Young
Robin Young
Scott Booher
Scott Booher
Team
Bill Nye, Jennifer Vaughn, Jim Suh, Bruce Betts, Casey Dreier, Danielle Gunn, Richard Chute
Organization Information
60 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
(626) 793-5100
Organization Information
60 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
(626) 793-5100

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Oct 5, 2022
Atmosphere is a drag...
Greetings, LightSail fans! In our last report, we talked about our scale-model LightSail ending its run at the Smithsonian's FUTURES Exhibit. Our CEO Bill Nye and members of our Development staff and...
Jun 8, 2022
LightSail comes home!
Our scale model of LightSail, that is...   Since November of 2021, our LightSail model has been in Washington, D.C. as part of the FUTURES exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's Art +...
Feb 8, 2022
LightSail 2: Still Going Strong
Nearly two-and-a-half years after launching into Earth orbit, The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 solar sail mission is still going strong.  The spacecraft is currently operating in an extended...
 
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