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Why We Write to Congress
2015/02/19 10:42 CST

It's time to write to Congress in support of planetary exploration. Why? Because it works. More »

2016 Budget: Great Policy Document and Much Better Budget Plan
2015/02/05 07:25 CST | 12 comments

Van Kane gives a summary of the 53-page proposed Fiscal Year 2016 NASA Planetary Science budget. More »

NASA Budget Lists Timelines, Costs and Risks for First SLS Flight
2015/02/03 10:45 CST | 2 comments

NASA will set the Space Launch System's inaugural flight date at the end of this year, according to the agency's 2016 budget request, which was released on Monday. More »

It's Official: We're On the Way to Europa
2015/02/02 08:55 CST | 7 comments

NASA's 2016 budget request increases the space agency's budget by $519 million, starts a new mission to Europa, increases funds to Commercial Crew, and threatens some long-running planetary missions. More »

How NASA's Yearly Budget Request Comes Together
2015/01/29 11:48 CST | 1 comment

It takes a year to make, and is the starting point for all coming debate by Congress. It's the President's Budget Request, and understanding how it comes together is an important part of being an effective space advocate. More »

The President's 2016 Budget Is Coming
2015/01/21 06:11 CST

The 2016 budget cycle for NASA kicks off on Feb 2nd, when the White House releases the President's Budget Request. Here's what to look for. More »

Stand for Space! Join me in D.C. in February to Blitz Congress
2015/01/05 07:34 CST | 3 comments

Put your passion for space exploration to work. Come with me to D.C. in February and join space advocates from around the country as we descend on Capitol Hill. More »

Here's How Planetary Science Will Spend Its $1.44 Billion in 2015
2014/12/19 12:54 CST | 4 comments

The story of NASA's 2015 budget ended on December 16th, when President Barack Obama signed the massive omnibus spending bill into law. NASA's increased budget is locked in, as is the increase to Planetary Science. Here's how Planetary spends its additional money. More »

[Updated] NASA's 2015 Budget Increase is Confirmed
2014/12/14 01:13 CST | 4 comments

Senate passes the CRomnibus spending bill with an $18.01 billion NASA budget, which includes an increase to planetary science and Europa. The legislation now moves on to the President for his signature. More »

NASA's Budget Increase Is A Step Closer to Reality
2014/12/12 01:23 CST | 4 comments

By a narrow vote, the House of Representatives passed the 2015 'CRomnibus' spending bill, which includes an increase to NASA and its Planetary Science Division. It now moves on to the Senate. More »

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