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The White House Science Fair and an Earful for Bolden
2013/05/01 11:53 CDT | 10 comments

I meet the future of science in the United States, and I speak directly to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about my concerns for Planetary Science funding. More »

American Astronomical Society Criticizes NASA Planetary Science Budget
2013/04/30 01:38 CDT

The AAS made a strong critique of proposed cuts to NASA's Planetary Science program today. More »

Further Analysis of NASA's 2014 Budget Proposal
2013/04/29 11:19 CDT | 7 comments

Now that groups and individuals have had time to digest the proposed 2014 NASA Planetary Science budget, they are highlighting the impacts of the proposed cuts. We are also getting the first independent reactions to the proposal to bring an asteroid to lunar orbit as a target for human exploration. More »

Cutting NASA's Education and Public Outreach Efforts Now Is Short-sighted and Counterproductive
2013/04/26 04:45 CDT | 4 comments

Lars Perkins, Chairman of NAC's Education Committee, writes a defense of NASA's Education and Outreach efforts, currently facing a major cut and restructuring in 2014. More »

House NASA Budget Hearing Live-blog
2013/04/24 12:59 CDT | 3 comments

Live blog of comments and analysis from the House Science Committee's hearing on NASA's 2014 Budget. More »

Twitter Accounts for Key Space Representatives
2013/04/23 01:05 CDT

Here are the official Twitter accounts for key people in Congress associated with supporting Planetary Science. More »

[updated] Tweet #fundPlanetary Today and Spread the Word to Help Save Planetary Exploration
2013/04/23 07:04 CDT | 3 comments

Congress meets this week to discuss the 2014 NASA budget. We need as many people to reach out as possible so Planetary Science is on the agenda. More »

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 »

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