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What To Watch For In The 2014 Budget

Casey Dreier • April 03, 2013

Here are the big items to watch for when the White House proposes its 2014 budget on April 10th.

A Major Political Victory for The Planetary Society

Bill Nye • March 29, 2013

The Planetary Society just achieved a major victory in our efforts to ensure strong funding for NASA’s planetary exploration.

[Updated] Senate Bill Restores $223 million to NASA's Planetary Science Division

Casey Dreier • March 27, 2013

The President signed the Senate's bill to fund the government for the remainder of 2013, and it includes some positive news for NASA's Planetary Science division, which is facing a 21% cut.

A Victory for Exploration

Casey Dreier • March 21, 2013

We celebrate success as Congress passes a bill that restores funding to NASA's Planetary Science program, allowing for more missions, begins a mission to Europa, and funds Plutonium fuel development.

Send Us Your Sequestration Stories

Casey Dreier • March 15, 2013

Are you a scientist or student that has felt an impact from sequestration? Tell us your story.

Sequestration Claims its First Victim at NASA

Casey Dreier • March 14, 2013

The first major effects of Sequestration were felt at NASA yesterday, with new rules severely restricting travel and scientific conference attendance by NASA scientists and contractors.

Rep. Adam Schiff Responds to Questions on Planetary Science Funding

Casey Dreier • March 08, 2013

Rep. Adam Schiff's response to the state of Planetary Science funding from his recent online town hall.

Planetary Society Hangout: March 7th, 2013 - What's Going On With Curiosity and a NASA Budget Update

Casey Dreier • March 07, 2013

Thursday at noon PST/3pm EST/20:00 UT we check in with Emily Lakdawalla to bring us up to speed with Curiosity's computer problems and we check in on NASA's budget status.

Ask Rep. Adam Schiff About Planetary Science

Casey Dreier • March 05, 2013

Rep. Adam Schiff is holding an online town hall on Wednesday, March 6th at 2:30pm PST. If you live in his district, it is a great time to ask about the status of Planetary Science funding on Twitter or his Facebook page.

Proposed House Budget Increases NASA Funding for SLS and Commercial Crew, Leaves Science Untouched

Casey Dreier • March 04, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives unveiled their new funding bill for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, which funds NASA at 2012 levels with the exception of its SLS and Commercial Crew programs.

Checking in with the Future of Mars Exploration at NASA

Casey Dreier • February 27, 2013

Reporting from NASA's Mars Exploration Program working group on the latest updates in scientific exploration of the red planet.

Notes from EPSC/DPS NASA Night

Emily Lakdawalla • October 07, 2011

It's already the last day of the DPS/EPSC meeting in Nantes, France, and I've fallen seriously behind on writing up my notes. I thought I'd get some less pleasant notes out of the way before I returned to science.

A Skirmish Won, the Battle Will Continue

Charlene Anderson • September 17, 2011

In this latest skirmish over NASA's budget, the numbers are in -- and it looks like we won!

House Committee Votes the Wrong Way? JWST to be Canceled

Charlene Anderson • July 14, 2011

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representative's Appropriations Committee marked up the bill covering NASA's budget that was sent to it by the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee, and the results will not make Planetary Society supporters happy.

The Skirmishing Has Begun

Charlene Anderson • July 12, 2011

Today, 12 July 2011, the Planetary Society submitted into testimony a written statement to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives for their hearing on NASA's Space Launch System.

Getting Ready for the Next Skirmish: Battle Over NASA Budget Continues

Charlene Anderson • July 08, 2011

Shudders are still rolling through the space-exploration community after the House Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee voted on July 7 to slash NASA's budget by $1.9 billion.

Just Released: The Planetary Science Decadal Survey for 2013-2022

Charlene Anderson • March 07, 2011

The embargo has just been lifted on the National Research Council's "Visions and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 -- 2022 (PDF)," which sets out priorities for which planetary missions should be undertaken in next ten years.

Deep Impact Sets a New Course as Tempel 1 Returns to Normal

Emily Lakdawalla • July 20, 2005

With its mission at Tempel 1 over, the Deep Impact spacecraft has altered its course in order to allow a future mission at another comet.

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