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Planetary Society Hangout Thursday noon PT / 2000 UT: GRAIL's Demise, Curiosity Arrives, and the 2020 Rover Surprise

Casey Dreier • December 13, 2012 • 3

Join us for our weekly hangout and catch up on GRAIL, Curiosity, and the future Mars rover.

Rovers are awesome, but where's the science?

Emily Lakdawalla • December 05, 2012 • 17

Now that Casey has explained the budget implications of yesterday's 2020 rover announcement, and The Planetary Society has issued a formal statement, I thought it was time for me to talk briefly about science.

The 2020 Rover in Context

Casey Dreier • December 05, 2012 • 4

The 2020 rover announced today is entirely consistent with NASA's reduced commitment to planetary exploration due to its 2013 budget.

Orion service module, Ariane development highlight new ESA budget

Jason Davis • November 26, 2012 • 1

Representatives from the ESA approved a 10 billion euro budget for 2013-2017 during their Ministerial Council last week in Naples, Italy.

Save Our Science: November Update

Casey Dreier • November 15, 2012 • 5

We've sent over sixteen thousand of emails to the president, but we need more.

What We're Fighting For

Casey Dreier • November 13, 2012

We're fighting for the restoration of NASA's planetary sciences budget to return to its 2012 level. What does that get us? New financial analysis from our sources in the scientific community provides us a glimpse.

International Astronautical Congress 2012 Recap

Bill Nye • October 09, 2012 • 4

Again this year I represented The Planetary Society at the International Astronautical Congress. This year, we met in Naples, Italy. This meeting brings together space scientists, rocket people, and spacecraft engineers from all over the world.

Mars Program Update from MEPAG

Bruce Betts • October 05, 2012 • 1

Bruce Betts reports on the status of the current and future Mars program and on acronyms from a meeting of NASA's MEPAG (Mars Exploration Analysis Program Analysis Group).

NASA's New Direction For Mars (Maybe)

Casey Dreier • September 26, 2012

The future of the Mars Exploration Program exists as multiple mission plans straining to exist in the brutal new cost cap from the FY13 budget, pushed far into the future.

A New Direction for Mars? CAPS Meeting 2012 Coverage

Casey Dreier • September 24, 2012 • 9

The Mars Program Planning Group presents its new plan for Mars exploration in lieu of recent cuts to its budget on Tuesday, Sept 25th. We also get updates on the Europa Mission study at CAPS 2012 in Irvine, CA.

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