Political Advocacy - Save Our Science!
We are at a crucial turning point in planetary exploration.
After a decade of success with Cassini at Saturn, the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the take-your-breath-away excitement of the skycrane landing of Curiosity on Mars, NASA's planetary exploration program is threatened with a sharp decrease in its funding.
The White House has proposed over $260 million in cuts to the Planetary Sciences Division within NASA, doubling down on a similar proposal Congress rejected last year. This division is responsible for all robotic space exploration beyond the Earth and Sun. Major missions are not possible on this budget, and merely maintaining support for current missions will be be difficult.
We worked together to Save our Science in 2013, let's do the same in 2014.
Tell Us How Planetary Science Is Cheap, Be Entered to Win
2013/02/06 07:03 CST
Submit an entry comparing the cost of Planetary Science at NASA to...anything. You'll be entered to win a prize. Exploring the solar system costs less than many people think, let's give everyone food for thought. More »
Advocacy Update: The Society Traveled to Washington
2013/01/25 02:16 CST | 3 comments
The Planetary Society makes another visit to Capitol Hill to advocate for Planetary Science funding at NASA. More »
Where We Stand: The year in advocacy and what's ahead for 2013
2012/12/16 05:43 CST | 12 comments
We've had a very busy year defending funding for NASA's Planetary Science division. More »
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