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Join Bill Nye for Lunch and the Launch of LightSail® 2


  • Hang with Bill Nye as the LightSail® 2 spacecraft launches on SpaceX® Falcon Heavy®, the most powerful rocket in the world
  • Grab lunch with Bill to talk about the mind-blowing launch, the future of space travel and the wonder of the cosmos
  • Attend a VIP dinner for The Planetary Society alongside fellow space explorers
  • Get flown out to Florida and put up in a 4-star hotel
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What you'll do

Well, it’s official: The future is here. It’s in the form of the LightSail 2 launch, and who’s got a front row seat? You. You’ve also got an A-list guest by your side in the form of Bill Nye. You’ll head to Cape Canaveral to see LightSail 2—a small CubeSat created and crowdfunded by the global community of The Planetary Society supporters—launch into space, deploy shiny solar sails and soar into space on beams of pure energy (aka, the light from the sun). And to get up there, it’ll hitch a ride on the world’s most powerful rocket, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Pretty cool. Watch this monumental launch with Bill, then grab a bite with him to geek out over the overwhelming awesomeness of it all. After that, you’ll attend an exclusive VIP dinner for The Planetary Society, an incredible organization that introduces people to the wonders of the cosmos and empowers us all to advance space science and exploration. Flights and hotel included.

Who you'll help

The mission of The Planetary Society is to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration. To achieve this mission, The Society pursues four core enterprises: robotic space exploration, human space exploration, planetary defense (from asteroids and comets!), and the search for life.