Launched in October 1998, this website strives to be a real-time, living encyclopedia of robotic exploration of our solar system. We aim to provide the public with reliable, accurate, up-to-date information about the planets, moons, asteroids, comets and everything else in our solar system. We also provide a complete historical record of deep space exploration.
This site is produced for NASA's Science Mission Directorate's Planetary Science Division by the Solar System Exploration Public Engagement teams at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Jet Propulsion Laboratory as part of Planetary Science Program Support Task Plan 40-15961, Rev. E.
Senior Leadership: Dr. Lori Glaze, Acting Director, NASA Planetary Science Division
Responsible NASA Official: Kristen Erickson
JPL Public Engagement Manager: Alice Wessen
Web Development Team
Lead Producer/Editor: Phillips Davis
Social Media Leads: Bill Dunford and Molly Wasser
Science Writers: Lonnie Shekhtman and Jay Thompson
Web Development/Graphics: Moore Boeck
Original Solar System Orrery Design: Martin Vézina
Additional Thanks (1998 to present)
Ron Baalke, Greg Baerg, Patricia Beauchamp, Rosalie Betrue, Dwayne Brown, Autumn Burdick, Laurie Cantillo, James Cutts, Mike Dailey, Maryia Davis, Preston Dyches, Stephen J. Edberg, Laura Generosa, Sean Graham, Jim Green, Colleen Hartman, Christopher Hawley, Celeste Hoang, Jane Houston Jones. Maureen Kenney, Becky Knudsen, Ernest Koeberlein, Elizabeth Landau, Cecelia Lawshe, Fuk Li, Marilyn Lindstrom, Leslie Lowes, Sam Luu, David Martin, Katie McKissick, Ellis Miner, Kirk Munsell, Mamta Nagaraja, Randii Oliver, David Overoye, Carl Pilcher, Maura Rountree-Brown, Bob Silberg, Harman Smith, Anita Sohus, Sugi Sorensen, Taisan Tan, Amy Walton, JoAnna Wendel, Randii Wessen, Allan Yu, Akio Yamada and Erick Zelaya.