Is Pluto still a planet? Zoron11 The Planets, The Solar System August 28, 2019September 22, 2019Planets, The Solar System Although Pluto was downgraded by astronomers from planet status in 2006, there is still much debate about the matter. Recently , NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine declared that, in his opinion, Pluto is still a planet. Bridenstine was speaking at a FIRST Robotics event in Colorado. “Just so you know, in my view, Pluto is a planet, and you can write that the NASA Administrator declared Pluto a planet once again” stated Bridenstine.