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How to Watch the Humans to Mars Summit This Week

Casey Dreier • May 05, 2015 • 5

Our friends at Explore Mars are live-streaming their Humans to Mars Summit this week, happening in Washington, D.C.

The study team at JPL Will Present their Mars Program Concept at the 2015 Humans to Mars Summit

Casey Dreier • April 17, 2015

A study team at JPL will present their humans to Mars program concept at the Humans to Mars Summit and publish it as a peer-reviewed article in the New Space Journal.

Discovery Lives

Jason Callahan • April 08, 2015 • 7

Last month teams of scientists from around the United States submitted proposals for the thirteenth mission in NASA’s Discovery program. Jason Callahan discusses this latest round of proposals.

A New Path to Mars?

Casey Dreier • April 02, 2015 • 40

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

Four Ideas to Bust the Floor on Outer Planet Mission Costs

Van Kane • March 26, 2015 • 7

The road to lower costs outer planet missions has been paved by NASA’s first two New Frontiers missions, the $700M New Horizons mission to Pluto and the $1.1B Juno mission to Jupiter. But can the cost of a mission to the outer solar system be cut to $450M, the limit for a Discovery mission?

Understanding why our most Earth-like neighbor, Venus, is so different

Van Kane • March 02, 2015 • 3

Van Kane introduces us to EnVision—a proposed European mission to help improve our understanding of Venus.

Why We Write to Congress

Casey Dreier • February 19, 2015

It's time to write to Congress in support of planetary exploration. Why? Because it works.

Planetary CubeSats Begin to Come of Age

Van Kane • February 17, 2015 • 3

Van Kane rounds up some recent planetary mission concepts based on CubeSat technology.

2016 Budget: Great Policy Document and Much Better Budget Plan

Van Kane • February 05, 2015 • 12

Van Kane gives a summary of the 53-page proposed Fiscal Year 2016 NASA Planetary Science budget.

Selecting the Next Creative Idea for Exploring the Solar System

Van Kane • December 01, 2014

With the release of the official Announcement of Opportunity (AO) early in November, NASA has officially begun the competition to select its next low cost ($450M) Discovery program planetary mission. Because planetary scientists are free to propose missions to any destination in the solar system other than the sun and Earth, these competitions bring out the creativity in the planetary science program.

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