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Download This One-Page Summary on the Threat to Planetary Science
2013/06/05 07:11 CDT | 5 comments

When we visit Congress, this is what we leave them with. This one page summarizes the entire threat to continued planetary exploration at NASA in the proposed 2014 budget. More »

No NASA Operating Plan Yet
2013/05/23 12:39 CDT

NASA has still not sent its operating plan to Congress. Rumors of the agency reprogramming away all of the additional funding to Planetary Science remains just rumors. More »

Planetary Society Hangout: Advocacy Update
2013/05/23 11:40 CDT

The Planetary Society just returned from a major political advocacy trip out to D.C. what did we do and what did we achieve? What's going on with the current funding situation regarding Planetary Science and NASA at large? How does the asteroid retrieval mission help or hurt planetary exploration goals? What's the larger plan and what are the consequences if cuts continue? More »

Planetary Science Echoes Through the Halls of Congress
2013/05/21 02:12 CDT | 3 comments

The Planetary Society just returned from a big trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for continued planetary exploration. Here's what happened. More »

NASA Robs Planetary Science
2013/05/15 05:04 CDT | 5 comments

NASA's leaked operating plan suggests that the agency is raiding money restored to the planetary program this year by Congress. More »

The Planetary Society Travels to Washington, D.C. Next Week
2013/05/09 01:28 CDT | 2 comments

We're storming D.C. next week to raise awareness of continued cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Division. More »

The White House Science Fair and an Earful for Bolden
2013/05/01 11:53 CDT | 10 comments

I meet the future of science in the United States, and I speak directly to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about my concerns for Planetary Science funding. More »

American Astronomical Society Criticizes NASA Planetary Science Budget
2013/04/30 01:38 CDT

The AAS made a strong critique of proposed cuts to NASA's Planetary Science program today. More »

Further Analysis of NASA's 2014 Budget Proposal
2013/04/29 11:19 CDT | 7 comments

Now that groups and individuals have had time to digest the proposed 2014 NASA Planetary Science budget, they are highlighting the impacts of the proposed cuts. We are also getting the first independent reactions to the proposal to bring an asteroid to lunar orbit as a target for human exploration. More »

Cutting NASA's Education and Public Outreach Efforts Now Is Short-sighted and Counterproductive
2013/04/26 04:45 CDT | 4 comments

Lars Perkins, Chairman of NAC's Education Committee, writes a defense of NASA's Education and Outreach efforts, currently facing a major cut and restructuring in 2014. More »

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Cuts to Planetary Science

Beginning in 2013, the White House has pursued cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Division which have reduced the number of new missions to explore the solar system. View the Chart >>

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