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How to Watch the Humans to Mars Summit This Week
2015/05/05 12:36 CDT | 2 comments

Our friends at Explore Mars are live-streaming their Humans to Mars Summit this week, happening in Washington, D.C. More »

[Updated] Good Planetary Support in A Flawed NASA Bill
2015/05/02 07:45 CDT | 14 comments

Casey Dreier gives a brief summary of the House draft bill released the other day that would authorize NASA funding for the years 2016 and 2017. More »

The study team at JPL Will Present their Mars Program Concept at the 2015 Humans to Mars Summit
2015/04/17 05:37 CDT

A study team at JPL will present their humans to Mars program concept at the Humans to Mars Summit and publish it as a peer-reviewed article in the New Space Journal. More »

A New Path to Mars?
2015/04/02 06:04 CDT | 39 comments

A new advocacy initiative for the Society: let's get humans to Mars. More »

Slides from the LPSC 2015 Session on the Community Response to NASA's Budget Request
2015/03/19 11:50 CDT

The Planetary Society helped organize a community response to the latest NASA budget at the 2015 meeting of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. More »

At LPSC this year? Come to this special session on NASA's budget
2015/03/16 11:44 CDT

For those of you who are here at LPSC 2015, we’ve organized a special session at noon on Tuesday, March 17th in the Montgomery Ballroom to bring together representatives from the three major professional organizations that represent planetary scientists to address your questions and concerns about NASA's 2016 budget request. More »

Is the Opportunity Rover a Mission 'Whose Time Has Passed'?
2015/03/15 08:56 CDT | 11 comments

The NASA Administrator declared that the Opportunity rover is a mission 'whose time has passed' and will be defunded next year. Will Congress act to save it? More »

A First Time for Everything: Blitzing Congress for Space
2015/03/06 03:53 CST | 1 comment

There is a first time for everything. Riding a bike, stargazing, and yes, even lobbying Congress. Jack Kiraly describes his first Legislative Blitz with Michael Briganti and Casey Dreier on Capitol Hill last week. More »

Space Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill
2015/03/04 06:52 CST | 2 comments

The Space Exploration Alliance wrapped up its most recent 'legislative blitz' last week. Nearly 70 individuals participated in the democratic process, speaking to nearly 168 difference offices in Congress. Nearly half of those individuals were Planetary Society members. More »

Highlights from our reddit Space Policy AMA
2015/02/27 06:20 CST

The space policy and advocacy team at The Planetary Society held an AMA (ask me anything) on reddit, here are some of the highlights. More »

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