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How the heck did NASA (and science) get such a good 2018 budget?

Jason Davis • March 28, 2018 • 1

Congress outright rejected most of the Trump administration's controversial science cuts.

NASA wins big in 2018 budget deal

Casey Dreier • March 22, 2018 • 10

With the passage of the 2018 spending bill, NASA just got its best budget since 2009. Europa, Earth Science, and a new Mobile Launcher are winners in the $20.7 billion just approved for the space program.

Bill Nye and Prime Minister Trudeau talk Canada's future in space

Kate Howells • March 14, 2018

The Planetary Society will be at the planning table when Canada's space community regroups after the latest budget release.

What does the 2018 Canadian federal budget mean for space?

Kate Howells • March 05, 2018 • 1

After more than a year of high hopes, there is no daring new vision for Canada in space.

NASA has a Moon landing plan—sort of

Jason Davis • March 01, 2018 • 10

It's a gradual, stepped approach, envisioning human spaceflight, planetary science, and commercial partners all working together.

Here are some takeaways from today's NASA budget proposal

Jason Davis • February 12, 2018 • 3

The White House's budget proposes $19.9 billion for NASA.

How the Falcon Heavy could revolutionize exploration of the ocean worlds

Casey Dreier • February 08, 2018 • 8

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is not just for big payloads, it can also throw light things into space very fast. And that has significant implications for the exploration of distant destinations in our outer solar system—particularly the ocean moons of the giant planets.

Announcing the Planetary Science Congressional Caucus

Casey Dreier • February 05, 2018 • 1

I'm excited to share with you a major step forward for the support of space exploration in the U.S. Congress: the formation of a new caucus devoted to planetary science and exploration.

Bill Nye and the State of a Polarized Union

Casey Dreier • January 30, 2018 • 19

Last week, The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye accepted an invitation by NASA Administrator nominee Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to join him as his guest at the State of the Union address. We anticipated this would be a controversial decision, and we were right.

Here's our rolling list of space things affected by the U.S. government shutdown

Jason Davis and Emily Lakdawalla • January 22, 2018 • 2

The International Space Station stays open for business; everything else is at least somewhat affected.

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