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Space Policy and Advocacy Quarterly Update - July 2017

Casey Dreier • July 11, 2017

The Space Policy and Advocacy team has released its first in a series of regular program updates on our activities, actions, and priorities in our effort to promote space science and exploration in Washington, D.C.

From Member to Member

Casey Dreier • July 10, 2017

When a Society member met with his member of Congress, he told us about it, and we followed up.

Blitzing Congress for NASA

Bill Gowan • January 12, 2017 • 1

Last February, a group called the Space Exploration Alliance held their annual "legislative blitz," walking the halls of Congress to sway lawmakers toward increased support for NASA's 2017 budget.

[Updated] The United States of Space Advocates

Casey Dreier • August 24, 2015 • 5

See which states have the highest number of space advocates writing Congress and the White House to support planetary exploration.

An August Moment to Check in on NASA’s Budget and Future

Casey Dreier • August 20, 2015 • 1

It’s August. Congress is out of session. Things are quiet. It’s as good a time as any to check in on several issues we’ve been following here at the Society, particularly with NASA’s budget prospects for the year and the future of human spaceflight policy.

New Horizons is a Triumph for Space Advocates

Casey Dreier • July 07, 2015 • 5

New Horizons—what will be NASA’s greatest success of 2015—was cancelled multiple times in its early life, and many times before that in its previous incarnations. A mission to Pluto was not inevitable, despite the overwhelming scientific and public excitement.

[Updated] Good Planetary Support in A Flawed NASA Bill

Casey Dreier • May 02, 2015 • 15

Casey Dreier gives a brief summary of the House draft bill released the other day that would authorize NASA funding for the years 2016 and 2017.

A New Path to Mars?

Casey Dreier • April 02, 2015 • 40

A new advocacy initiative for the Society: let's get humans to Mars.

A First Time for Everything: Blitzing Congress for Space

Jack Kiraly and Michael Briganti • March 06, 2015 • 1

There is a first time for everything. Riding a bike, stargazing, and yes, even lobbying Congress. Jack Kiraly describes his first Legislative Blitz with Michael Briganti and Casey Dreier on Capitol Hill last week.

Space Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Casey Dreier • March 04, 2015 • 2

The Space Exploration Alliance wrapped up its most recent 'legislative blitz' last week. Nearly 70 individuals participated in the democratic process, speaking to nearly 168 difference offices in Congress. Nearly half of those individuals were Planetary Society members.

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