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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 »

What's Going On with NASA Education and Public Outreach?
2013/03/28 12:18 CDT | 3 comments

Sequestration claims its next victim at NASA, as all Education and Public Outreach activities are suspended until further review. More »

[Updated] Senate Bill Restores $223 million to NASA's Planetary Science Division
2013/03/27 05:15 CDT | 4 comments

The President signed the Senate's bill to fund the government for the remainder of 2013, and it includes some positive news for NASA's Planetary Science division, which is facing a 21% cut. More »

A Victory for Exploration
2013/03/21 10:22 CDT | 8 comments

We celebrate success as Congress passes a bill that restores funding to NASA's Planetary Science program, allowing for more missions, begins a mission to Europa, and funds Plutonium fuel development. More »

Send Us Your Sequestration Stories
2013/03/15 04:36 CDT | 3 comments

Are you a scientist or student that has felt an impact from sequestration? Tell us your story. More »

Sequestration Claims its First Victim at NASA
2013/03/14 07:18 CDT | 4 comments

The first major effects of Sequestration were felt at NASA yesterday, with new rules severely restricting travel and scientific conference attendance by NASA scientists and contractors. More »

Rep. Adam Schiff Responds to Questions on Planetary Science Funding
2013/03/08 12:43 CST | 2 comments

Rep. Adam Schiff's response to the state of Planetary Science funding from his recent online town hall. More »

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Cuts to Planetary Science

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 >>

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