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Bruce Murray (1931-2013)

Posted by Louis D. Friedman and Charlene Anderson on 2013/08/29 11:32 CDT | 53 comments

One of the most remarkable minds of 20th century exploration was stilled this morning, August 29, 2013, when Bruce C. Murray died of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 81. The Planetary Society owes its existence to Bruce.

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"How Much Would You Pay for the Universe?"

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2012/03/08 05:53 CST | 1 comments

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." -- Antoine St. Exupery. Currently, 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.

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Planetary Society Statement on Proposed Cuts to Planetary Science Budget

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2012/03/07 02:40 CST

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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You Can Hear Neil Tyson Testify

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2012/03/06 10:24 CST

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist extraordinaire and Planetary Society Board Member, will be testifying to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation tomorrow, March 7.

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Stephen Hawking's Curios

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2012/01/20 06:32 CST

Stephen Hawking's Curios

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NASA, NOAA Spared Further Cuts for Now

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2011/12/17 04:31 CST

On December 16, 2011, the U.S. Senate voted down the House of Representatives bill that would have sliced an additional 1.83 percent from discretionary spending accounts, including NASA and NOAA.

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NASA and NOAA Hit Again by Across-the-Board Budget Cuts

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2011/12/16 05:18 CST

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed appropriations bills that will provide $8.1 billion disaster aid for this year's "extreme weather events." The aid will be funded by a proposed 1.83% across-the-board cut to all FY 2012 base discretionary spending, including NASA and NOAA.

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NASA Changes Approach to Send Astronauts Back to Orbit

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2011/12/16 12:20 CST

NASA had planned to release next Monday an RFP (Request for Proposals) in its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. However, due to a funding shortfall, the agency will instead continue to use Space Act Agreements to contract for the development.

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NASA's Budget for 2012 Is Set--Worry About 2013 Budget Begins

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2011/11/18 05:04 CST

It's done. The U.S. President has signed the Appropriations bill for NASA's fiscal year 2012 budget. The fight on the FY12 budget is over.

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