The latest stories from The Planetary Society, featuring humanity's quest to explore worlds, find life, and defend Earth.
  1. An exclusive chat with first shuttle pilot Bob Crippen, plus looking ahead to Yuri’s Night and the first Mars helicopter.
  2. No nation had ever flown a human into space until the Soviet Union did it on 12 April 1961.
  3. The Planetary Society is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle launch with exclusive resources, interviews, and personal stories.
  4. NASA astronaut Bob Crippen joins Mat Kaplan on Planetary Radio to look back at the Space Shuttle's first flight.
  5. Between 1972 and 1982, NASA spent approximately $10.6 billion to develop the space shuttle and its related facilities.