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Planetary Science Is Fading to Black, Claims New Op-Ed
2013/04/22 02:35 CDT | 4 comments

A powerful new op-ed in SpaceNews traces the inevitable decline of NASA's Planetary Science missions if the current cuts to the program are implemented. More »

JPL's Open House Falls to the Sequester
2013/04/18 05:11 CDT | 3 comments

JPL announced that its annual open house was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday, another victim of the arbitrary cuts known as the Sequester. More »

What We're Doing About NASA's Planetary Science Budget Cut
2013/04/16 05:43 CDT | 5 comments

All cylinders are firing here in the Society as we rev up a big response for the White House's NASA budget that proposes another $200 million cut to Planetary Science. More »

NASA's Planetary Doublespeak
2013/04/11 06:22 CDT | 3 comments

NASA went on an unusual tweet-binge praising planetary science today, saying that the struggling division "thrives" and highlighting various missions mainly developed in better times. NASA made five tweets in a row about planetary science over the course of two hours. More »

First Analysis: the NASA Planetary Science Budget for 2014
2013/04/10 06:13 CDT | 7 comments

No mission to Europa, diminished funding for outer planets missions, a small bump to small spacecraft missions, and an increase for asteroid detection are part of the White House's proposal for NASA in 2014. More »

Bad Budget News for NASA's Planetary Exploration Program
2013/04/10 12:08 CDT | 13 comments

The Administration just released its proposed budget for 2014 and it contains some very bad news for NASA's planetary exploration program. Just three weeks ago the U.S. Congress rejected similar cuts proposed for planetary exploration last year. It was a clear statement of support by both Congress and the public: planetary exploration is an affordable national priority. More »

2014 NASA Budget Cuts $200 million from Planetary Science -- Again
2013/04/10 12:00 CDT | 1 comment

NASA's new budget doubles down on cuts to Planetary Science, despite Congress rejecting a similar proposal last year. More »

Will the Sequester Take an Outsized Bite from Planetary Science at NASA?
2013/04/06 09:11 CDT | 2 comments

Despite a $223 million boost from Congress this year, NASA's Planetary Science Division may not be allowed to use that money so NASA can prevent cuts in other programs. More »

What To Watch For In The 2014 Budget
2013/04/03 06:34 CDT | 3 comments

Here are the big items to watch for when the White House proposes its 2014 budget on April 10th. More »

A Major Political Victory for The Planetary Society
2013/03/29 02:18 CDT

The Planetary Society just achieved a major victory in our efforts to ensure strong funding for NASA’s planetary exploration. More »

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