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The Planetary Society Congratulates Opportunity's Team for 10 Years on Mars
2014/01/24 12:23 CST
The Planetary Society released an official statement today recognizing the unprecedented achievement of maintaining an operating rover on the surface of Mars for a decade. More »
Pat yourself on the back. Planetary exploration will be more vibrant in 2014 thanks to you. More than fifty thousand messages were sent to Congress this year, and they listened, adding back a significant amount of money in the 2014 Omnibus spending bill. More »
Congress to NASA: Don't You Dare Steal Money Away from Planetary Science Again
2014/01/14 04:52 CST | 1 comment
Congress scolded NASA for abusing its operating plan to remove money from Planetary Science last year, giving them a warning to not try that again. More »
Ellen Stofan, NASA's Chief Scientist, and John Grunsfeld, the head of the Science Mission Directorate and a Hubble repair astronaut, highlighted recent NASA science discoveries at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco. More »
The Sorry State of Planetary Science Funding In One Chart
2013/12/09 02:18 CST | 12 comments
If you want to know why Cassini might be terminated early, or why NASA pulled out of its joint Mars mission with Europe, or why the new ASRG power source was put on indefinite hold, this chart has your answer. More »
Beginning in 2013, the White House has pursued cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Division which have reduced the number of new missions to explore the solar system. View the Chart >>
Current Planetary Funding Level
Currently funded at $1.631 billion for 2016. Should this level continue to grow, the program will be on the path to recovery.