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Plutonium-238 is Crucial for Space Exploration – and it's Running Out
2013/09/20 11:29 CDT | 3 comments
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. More »
NASA Backs Off From Additional Planetary Cuts in 2013
2013/09/01 03:44 CDT | 5 comments
The final operating plan for the space agency provided $75 million more to planetary exploration than initially proposed. More »
SpaceNews Highlights the Planetary Society's Advocacy Work
2013/08/30 06:17 CDT | 2 comments
The Planetary Society is "making a difference" in the space industry, according to SpaceNews, the world's leading newspaper covering the space business. More »
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. More »
House Committee Approves Smallest NASA Budget Since 1986
2013/07/12 12:40 CDT | 8 comments
This budget, if enacted, would be the smallest budget NASA has seen since the mid '80s, when adjusted for inflation. More »
Despite congressional rejection of massive cuts to Planetary Science this year, NASA has found a way to implement the cuts internally and use the money for other purposes. More »
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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 $1.438 billion for 2015, just below our recommended level.