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[Updated] An Extraordinary Budget for NASA in 2016

Casey Dreier • December 18, 2015 • 14

Congress's plan to fund the U.S. government in 2016 includes a stellar $1.3 billion increase for NASA over last year, nearly $730 million above the President's request.

A New Budget Deal and a Best Case NASA Budget for 2016

Casey Dreier • October 28, 2015 • 1

The promise of a congressional budget deal could free up additional resources for NASA. What would a best case scenario look like, and is it possible within the deal?

President Obama Highlights Planetary Science Triumphs

Casey Dreier • October 19, 2015 • 4

At the White House Astronomy Night, President Obama highlighted some of the major triumphs of NASA and its planetary science program. Yet his 2016 budget calls for further cuts to the program.

Zero Dollars for 2016: Two Stalwart Planetary Missions Face a Troubling Future

Casey Dreier • October 19, 2015 • 7

In its 2016 budget request, the White House inexplicably proposed to end two active, scientifically productive planetary missions: the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

[Updated] The United States of Space Advocates

Casey Dreier • August 24, 2015 • 5

See which states have the highest number of space advocates writing Congress and the White House to support planetary exploration.

An August Moment to Check in on NASA’s Budget and Future

Casey Dreier • August 20, 2015 • 1

It’s August. Congress is out of session. Things are quiet. It’s as good a time as any to check in on several issues we’ve been following here at the Society, particularly with NASA’s budget prospects for the year and the future of human spaceflight policy.

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s FY 2016 CJS Bill

Jason Callahan • July 02, 2015

Congress has made good progress so far this year in moving the annual appropriations bills that fund the government. However, a looming budget battle over the sequestration and budget caps threaten to sideline progress until Congress and the White House reach agreement. Here’s the current situation.

[Upated] House of Representatives Voting on NASA's 2016 Budget Today

Casey Dreier • June 02, 2015 • 1

NASA's 2016 budget is up for a major vote in the House of Representatives today, but it's just a step on the long road to a final budget in the fall.

Why We Don't Know When the Europa Mission Will Launch

Casey Dreier • May 27, 2015 • 12

NASA has been vague about when the new mission to Europa will launch. There's a reason for that, and it's not just orbital mechanics.

[Updated] House NASA Funding Bill Proposes a Fantastic Budget for Planetary Science

Casey Dreier • May 19, 2015 • 8

The House Appropriations Committee released their vision for NASA's 2016 budget this week, which includes significant increases for the SLS and Planetary Science, but cuts Commercial Crew and Earth Science funds.

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