This collection consists of material created by and related to The Planetary Society since its beginning in 1980 and up to
The Planetary Society was founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman. Its initial purpose was to demonstrate
that the public strongly supported planetary exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life. As the group expanded its
membership, it began sponsoring research projects, publishing a magazine and a website, holding events to celebrate exploration,
and educating young people. The Planetary Society is the largest and most influential public space organization group on Earth.
It is based in Pasadena, California.
175 boxes and two oversize folders
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