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Further Analysis of NASA's FY15 Budget Proposal: Steady As She Goes?
2014/03/22 10:23 CDT
The President’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget details were released last week. For the next several years, the budget proposes a steady as she goes plan, but with two “what are they thinking?” surprises. More »
Calling your senators and representatives about NASA's budget isn't that bad. In fact, I just took 15 minutes out of my day to do it! If you're not sure what to say to support planetary exploration, I hope you'll be inspired by what I've transcribed from my phone call this afternoon. More »
The 2015 Planetary Science Budget Situation - A Short Presentation
2014/03/19 12:09 CDT | 2 comments
I gave a talk at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference this year where I summarized the planetary budget situation. Here is that talk. More »
Our Official Response to NASA's 2015 Budget Proposal
2014/03/14 02:06 CDT | 5 comments
The Planetary Society released its stance on the 2015 budget proposal for NASA today. We can't fully support it. More »
[Updated] To Europa!...Slowly. First Impressions of NASA's New Budget Request
2014/03/07 11:20 CST | 5 comments
Europa may get a mission...eventually. We give our first take on the 2015 NASA Budget request. How does Planetary Exploration fare? Which projects were cancelled? Will NASA capture an asteroid? And most importantly, what can you do about it? More »
The Planetary Society Congratulates Opportunity's Team for 10 Years on Mars
2014/01/24 12:23 CST
The Planetary Society released an official statement today recognizing the unprecedented achievement of maintaining an operating rover on the surface of Mars for a decade. More »
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 >>
Current Planetary Funding Level
Currently funded at $1.631 billion for 2016. Should this level continue to grow, the program will be on the path to recovery.