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Congress Rejects NASA's First Operating Plan

Casey Dreier • July 15, 2013

NASA's plan to raid Planetary Science funding to pay for sequester cuts in other science programs was rejected by Congress earlier this month. NASA is now working on a new plan that has yet to be submitted for approval.

Confirmed: NASA Defies the Will of Congress by Raiding Planetary Science Funding [updated]

Casey Dreier • June 10, 2013

Despite congressional rejection of massive cuts to Planetary Science this year, NASA has found a way to implement the cuts internally and use the money for other purposes.

No NASA Operating Plan Yet

Casey Dreier • May 23, 2013

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.

NASA Robs Planetary Science

Casey Dreier • May 15, 2013

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

Will the Sequester Take an Outsized Bite from Planetary Science at NASA?

Casey Dreier • April 06, 2013

Despite a $223 million boost from Congress this year, NASA's Planetary Science Division may not be allowed to use that money so NASA can prevent cuts in other programs.

"How Much Would You Pay for the Universe?"

Charlene Anderson • March 08, 2012

NASA's Mars science exploration budget is being decimated, we are not going back to the Moon, and plans for astronauts to visit Mars are delayed until the 2030s -- on funding not yet allocated, overseen by a congress and president to be named later.

Planetary Society Statement on Proposed Cuts to Planetary Science Budget

Charlene Anderson • March 07, 2012

The Planetary Society is deeply troubled with the priorities reflected in NASA's FY13 budget. If implemented, it will portend grave consequences for our nation's ability to conduct deep-space science missions and could irreversibly erode unique aspects of the space industrial base needed for such missions.

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