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House NASA Budget Hearing Live-blog

Casey Dreier • April 24, 2013

Live blog of comments and analysis from the House Science Committee's hearing on NASA's 2014 Budget.

Planetary Science Is Fading to Black, Claims New Op-Ed

Casey Dreier • April 22, 2013

A powerful new op-ed in SpaceNews traces the inevitable decline of NASA's Planetary Science missions if the current cuts to the program are implemented.

Australia comes of age in the satellite world

Michele Bannister • April 15, 2013

On April 9, the current Australian government announced the first formal Australian space policy. Astronomy graduate student Michele Bannister explains what this means for the country.

First Analysis: the NASA Planetary Science Budget for 2014

Van Kane • April 10, 2013

No mission to Europa, diminished funding for outer planets missions, a small bump to small spacecraft missions, and an increase for asteroid detection are part of the White House's proposal for NASA in 2014.

Bad Budget News for NASA's Planetary Exploration Program

Bill Nye • April 10, 2013

The Administration just released its proposed budget for 2014 and it contains some very bad news for NASA's planetary exploration program. Just three weeks ago the U.S. Congress rejected similar cuts proposed for planetary exploration last year. It was a clear statement of support by both Congress and the public: planetary exploration is an affordable national priority.

2014 NASA Budget Cuts $200 million from Planetary Science -- Again

Casey Dreier • April 10, 2013

NASA's new budget doubles down on cuts to Planetary Science, despite Congress rejecting a similar proposal last year.

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.

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.

What's Going On with NASA Education and Public Outreach?

Casey Dreier • March 28, 2013

Sequestration claims its next victim at NASA, as all Education and Public Outreach activities are suspended until further review.

[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.

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.

The Sequester Will Cut NASA Science by an Additional $52 million

Casey Dreier • February 14, 2013

Brand new information about the effects of the across-the-board cuts known as Sequestration, if they were to be enacted.

What Has NASA Done for Me Lately?

Casey Dreier • February 13, 2013

NASA released its Spinoff 2012 report, detailing the numerous technology transfers, inventions, and economic impact by the U.S. space program.

JPL's Mohawk Guy Invited to Attend the State of the Union Address, Despite Cuts to Planetary Exploration

Casey Dreier • February 12, 2013

Bobak "Mohawk Guy" Ferdowsi of JPL will join First Lady Michelle Obama as a guest at today's State of the Union address.

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