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We Need You to Stand Up for Planetary Exploration

Right now is a crucial time for future funding

Posted by Casey Dreier

08-11-2013 12:39 CST

Topics: FY2014 NASA Budget, Space Policy, Planetary Society Political Advocacy

We need your help again.

Congress is meeting right now to determine its final budget for 2014. There is a major budget conference due by mid-December and the current funding for the U.S. government runs out in mid-January. Both the Senate and the House have proposed an extra $100 million to Planetary Science at NASA than what the President requested. This is good, but we need to make sure that they follow through.

Also, the White House is preparing its budget request for next year. We've seen discouraging signs that they will once again cut funding to planetary science, despite constant refutations by Congress. If the budget goes down again, we know that certain missions, maybe even Cassini at Saturn, may be terminated before their time in order to save money. How sad that would be.

We need you to write to your representatives and the President. We've made a form to make it very easy for you to do so.

Please take 2 minutes today and stand up for planetary exploration.

The future is up to us.

Cassini-Huygens at Saturn

NASA / JPL

Don't let Cassini be a victim of government short-sightedness
 
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Comments:

jonnyursin: 11/08/2013 06:43 CST

Dont forget to post this on facebook or tweet it on twitter.

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