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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.

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.

Stand for Space! Join me in D.C. in February to Blitz Congress

Casey Dreier • January 05, 2015 • 3

Put your passion for space exploration to work. Come with me to D.C. in February and join space advocates from around the country as we descend on Capitol Hill.

A Look Back at an Amazing Year

Jennifer Vaughn • December 31, 2014

As excited as we are to jump into 2015, I want to take time to reflect on the year coming to a close and applaud all that we’ve accomplished working together.

Here's How Planetary Science Will Spend Its $1.44 Billion in 2015

Casey Dreier • December 19, 2014 • 4

The story of NASA's 2015 budget ended on December 16th, when President Barack Obama signed the massive omnibus spending bill into law. NASA's increased budget is locked in, as is the increase to Planetary Science. Here's how Planetary spends its additional money.

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