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NASA is beloved—the Moon not so much

Casey Dreier • June 06, 2018 • 1

A new poll shows broad support for space exploration in the United States. But sending astronauts to the Moon ranks as the lowest priority among the public.

An 'Exploration Exhibition' to launch the new Planetary Science Caucus

Casey Dreier • May 14, 2018

We helped launch the new Planetary Science Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C., with an exploration exhibition to highlight the range of academic, scientific, and industry partners engaging in planetary exploration. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and its Board of Directors were there to welcome members of Congress and hundreds of staff and policy experts.

Space Policy & Advocacy Program Quarterly Report - April 2018

Casey Dreier • April 27, 2018 • 1

The Planetary Society's Space Policy and Advocacy team publishes quarterly reports on their activities, actions, priorities, and goals in service of their efforts to promote space science and exploration in Washington, D.C.

Introducing Space Advocacy 101

Casey Dreier • April 25, 2018

Space Advocacy 101 is a new (and free!) online course to help space fans become empowered space advocates.

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.

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