A 2014 view of the Galileum Solingen. When completed in 2016, it will be the world’s first planetarium built in a spherical gas tank. Image Credit: Galileum Solingen

Penny4NASA Partners With German Observatory, Planetarium

Penny4NASA has partnered with the German observatory, Solingen, to showcase our ‘Imagine’ video. Working with the Solingen Observatory in Germany, we’ve released a German-translated version of our ‘Imagine’ video to showcase before their astronomy shows. These stunning shows are expected to bring anywhere between 6,000-10,000 viewers this year to Solingen, and the observatory features many […]

Vote For Your Favorite Robotic Spacecrafts To Be Made Into A Series Of Posters

Following the success of their previous Kickstarter in November, Chop Shop, a graphic design company specializing in sci-fi and science themes, is asking for support of a new campaign promoting historic robotic spaceflight missions. This campaign will conclude on November 12th, and includes the Planetary Society as partners. “With the recently completed airing of the […]
Artist conception of Sputnik 1 in orbit. Image Credit: Gregory R. Todd

Sputnik 1: Earth’s First Artificial Satellite

On October 4th, 1957, the Soviet Union made history when a shiny, metallic sphere known as Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth. While only capable of transmitting a series of beeps, the success of Sputnik greatly concerned the American public, as this was during the height of the Cold War, and […]