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Gift Membership

Share your passion for space exploration by giving a gift membership to The Planetary Society. Your recipient will join us as we create our own missions, nurture new science and technology, advocate for space, and educate the world.

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Your Gift Recipient Will Enjoy Special Privileges

Basic benefits include:

In addition, we offer unique premiums to members the first time you give them a membership or upgrade them to a new level. Check out our cool swag!

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New Planetary Society T-Shirt

When you first give a membership at the Explorer level or higher, it will include the official Planetary Society T-shirt designed exclusively for members.



Our Curiosity Team membership is dedicated to providing inquisitive students a path to exploration and engagement. Includes all Basic benefits.


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Special membership rate for seniors age 62+. Includes all Basic benefits.


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Say ‘Thank you’ to an educator in your life for cultivating the next generation of interplanetary explorers! Includes all Basic benefits.


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Explorer 1


All Basic benefits plus:

  • Official member T-shirt in your choice of size


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Explorer Family/Dual

Must be in the same household. All Basic benefits plus:

  • A second official member T-shirt in your choice of size
  • Two personalized membership cards


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Mariner 9


All Explorer Individual benefits, plus:

  • Official member logo pin
  • Name listing on our Donor Honor Roll


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Sojourner rover on Mars


All Mariner benefits plus:

  • LightSail® poster by ChopShop


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Soar Higher! New Millennium Committee

We're motivated by our shared belief that space exploration is critical to the future of humanity. Give a membership at our most elite levels and you can help launch projects to get us out there farther and faster.

MAVEN at Mars


All Pathfinder benefits plus:

  • Recognition in the New Millennium Committee, the Society’s most prestigious donor recognition society, including name recognition in The Planetary Report and on
  • Exclusive advocacy teleconferences with Director of Space Policy Casey Dreier and CEO Bill Nye
  • Planetary Society greeting cards with planetary photos


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Mariner 2


All Visionary benefits plus:

  • Year in Space desk calendar


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Mars Global Surveyor


All Scout benefits plus:

  • Official sterling silver logo pin


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Mars Exploration Rover


All Surveyor benefits plus:

  • Pin, patch, and medallion set for LightSail


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Pioneer 10 or 11 art


All Rover benefits plus:

  • Official gold-plated logo pin
  • Acknowledgement on Planetary Radio broadcast
  • Invitation to witness the LightSail 2 launch


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Voyager 2


All Pioneer benefits plus:

  • Postcards from Mars book and art-framed photograph autographed by author and Planetary Society President, Dr. Jim Bell


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New Horizons over Pluto art

New Horizons

All Voyager benefits plus:

  • The Planetary Society brass telescope


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We're excited to have you give a membership but understand you may have questions. We've compiled answers to our Frequently Asked Questions and encourage you to contact us if you still have any outstanding questions.

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New Planetary Society T-Shirt

Starting at the Explorer level, first-time gifts in our membership program include the official Planetary Society T-shirt designed exclusively for members.

As a member of the Explorer Family/Dual level, your gift recipient is entitled to a second membership card and T-shirt for someone who is within the same household. Please note that the name for the second membership card must be provided to receive a second T-shirt.

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