Political Advocacy - Save Our Science!
We are at a crucial turning point in planetary exploration.
After a decade of success with Cassini at Saturn, the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the take-your-breath-away excitement of the skycrane landing of Curiosity on Mars, NASA's planetary exploration program is threatened with a sharp decrease in its funding.
The White House has proposed over $260 million in cuts to the Planetary Sciences Division within NASA, doubling down on a similar proposal Congress rejected last year. This division is responsible for all robotic space exploration beyond the Earth and Sun. Major missions are not possible on this budget, and merely maintaining support for current missions will be be difficult.
We worked together to Save our Science in 2013, let's do the same in 2014.
A Major Political Victory for The Planetary Society
2013/03/29 02:18 CDT
The Planetary Society just achieved a major victory in our efforts to ensure strong funding for NASA’s planetary exploration. More »
What's Going On with NASA Education and Public Outreach?
2013/03/28 12:18 CDT | 3 comments
Sequestration claims its next victim at NASA, as all Education and Public Outreach activities are suspended until further review. More »
[Updated] Senate Bill Restores $223 million to NASA's Planetary Science Division
2013/03/27 05:15 CDT | 4 comments
The President signed the Senate's bill to fund the government for the remainder of 2013, and it includes some positive news for NASA's Planetary Science division, which is facing a 21% cut. More »
Rep. Adam Schiff Responds to Questions on Planetary Science Funding
2013/03/08 12:43 CST | 2 comments
Rep. Adam Schiff's response to the state of Planetary Science funding from his recent online town hall. More »
The U.S. House of Representatives unveiled their new funding bill for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, which funds NASA at 2012 levels with the exception of its SLS and Commercial Crew programs. More »
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Planetary Society Position Statements
Learn the official stance by the Planetary Society on the latest space-related issues and proposals.
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