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Plutonium-238 is Crucial for Space Exploration – and it's Running Out

Casey Dreier • September 20, 2013 • 3

Plutonium-238 provides electricity to deep space missions, but NASA only has a little bit left. A new article in Wired highlights the disastrous consequences of no plutonium for use in space, something the Planetary Society is currently fighting for in Washington, D.C.

SpaceNews Highlights the Planetary Society's Advocacy Work

Casey Dreier • August 30, 2013 • 2

The Planetary Society is "making a difference" in the space industry, according to SpaceNews, the world's leading newspaper covering the space business.

August Advocacy Update: Where We Stand

Casey Dreier • August 15, 2013 • 6

Planetary exploration sees strong support from both parties in the current budget process, but we have a long way to go before a budget is passed this year.

Remembering the Pluto Campaign: A Success Story

Casey Dreier • July 22, 2013 • 3

The New Horizons mission to Pluto survived many near-death encounters with cancellation during its development. The Planetary Society worked the whole time to ensure it would launch.

Congress Rejects NASA's First Operating Plan

Casey Dreier • July 15, 2013 • 1

NASA's plan to raid Planetary Science funding to pay for sequester cuts in other science programs was rejected by Congress earlier this month. NASA is now working on a new plan that has yet to be submitted for approval.

The Goal is Mars

Bill Nye • July 10, 2013 • 22

Today, The Planetary Society submitted our white paper to the National Research Council's call for "input" on human spaceflight. It's derived from work we did back in 2008 brought up to date.

Download This One-Page Summary on the Threat to Planetary Science

Casey Dreier • June 05, 2013 • 5

When we visit Congress, this is what we leave them with. This one page summarizes the entire threat to continued planetary exploration at NASA in the proposed 2014 budget.

Planetary Society Hangout: Advocacy Update

Casey Dreier • May 23, 2013

The Planetary Society just returned from a major political advocacy trip out to D.C. what did we do and what did we achieve? What's going on with the current funding situation regarding Planetary Science and NASA at large? How does the asteroid retrieval mission help or hurt planetary exploration goals? What's the larger plan and what are the consequences if cuts continue?

Planetary Science Echoes Through the Halls of Congress

Casey Dreier • May 21, 2013 • 3

The Planetary Society just returned from a big trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for continued planetary exploration. Here's what happened.

The Planetary Society Travels to Washington, D.C. Next Week

Casey Dreier • May 09, 2013 • 2

We're storming D.C. next week to raise awareness of continued cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Division.

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