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NASA just got its best budget in a decade

Casey Dreier • February 15, 2019 • 7

After months of unrelated political turmoil, multiple stop-gap spending bills, and an unprecedented government shutdown, NASA's 2019 budget was finally signed into law.

Miseries mount as shutdown drags on

Casey Dreier • January 18, 2019 • 15

The partial government shutdown that shuttered NASA continues with no end in sight. The U.S. space program sits idle, the vast majority of its workforce sent home. Space science and exploration projects are disrupted. Paychecks are absent. And an unsettling realization has dawned on hundreds of thousands of public employees and contractors affected by the shutdown: this time is different.

When Space Science Becomes a Political Liability

Casey Dreier • November 15, 2018 • 5

John Culberson, an 8-term Texas Republican and staunch supporter the search for life on Europa, lost his re-election bid last week. His support for Europa was attacked by opponents and could send a chilling political message about the consequences of supporting space science and exploration.

What the 2018 midterms mean for NASA and planetary science

Casey Dreier • November 07, 2018 • 2

The 2018 midterms swept away a number of NASA advocates in Congress, though looming budgetary battles may end up having more direct impacts on space than any one elected official.

A New Era for Canada-U.S. Space Cooperation?

Kate Howells • September 14, 2018 • 3

On 7 September, down the street from the NAFTA meetings in Washington D.C., the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a meeting of many thought leaders from both countries to discuss a point of uncertainty in the Canada-United States relationship: collaboration in space.

Space Force: An Explainer

Casey Dreier • August 23, 2018 • 5

Have questions about Space Force? We have answers.

National Academies: NASA needs a plan for Mars

Casey Dreier • August 16, 2018 • 5

Though progress is being made on Mars Sample Return, a new report from the National Academies recommends NASA have a long-term plan for robotic Mars exploration, and work to ensure communications infrastructure is maintained at the Red Planet. These recommendations largely align with those made by The Planetary Society in a report released in 2017.

Boldly advocating for more space science

Robert Picardo • July 20, 2018 • 2

Board member Robert Picardo burns some shoe leather on Capitol Hill with our advocacy team.

NASA's 2019 Budget Takes Shape

Casey Dreier • June 15, 2018 • 2

The Senate and House have now released details of how they would fund NASA in 2019. Check out the good, bad, and ugly in these proposals and learn what happens next.

NASA is beloved—the Moon not so much

Casey Dreier • June 06, 2018 • 1

A new poll shows broad support for space exploration in the United States. But sending astronauts to the Moon ranks as the lowest priority among the public.

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