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If You Propose to Take Money from NASA, We Notice
2014/06/03 03:28 CDT | 8 comments

During the floor debate for the House's budget for NASA and other agencies, three members of Congress submitted amendments to shift money from NASA to other programs. We noticed. More »

Live in California or Maryland?
2014/05/30 01:15 CDT | 1 comment

The Senate is about to release its draft NASA budget, and we need to ensure their support for planetary exploration. More »

The House Passes a $435 Million Increase to NASA's Budget
2014/05/30 01:02 CDT | 3 comments

After a multi-day floor debate, the House of Representatives passed its Commerce-Justice-Science funding bill, which included a NASA budget $435 million above the President's 2015 request and an increase to planetary science. More »

An Update on Advocacy Fundraising
2014/05/13 02:39 CDT

Last month, we asked our supporters to help us raise at least $125,000 to support our advocacy program that works to fund planetary exploration and NASA. We've raised nearly $100,000, but need help reaching our stretch goal. More »

Wow, an Increase of $170 million for Planetary Exploration
2014/05/07 01:56 CDT | 3 comments

The House revealed details of its draft NASA budget today, including an increase of $170 million to Planetary Science above the White House's request for 2015, putting it within spitting distance of our goal of $1.5 billion. More »

The House Proposes an Extra $435 million for NASA next year
2014/05/03 01:43 CDT | 2 comments

Budget season is in full swing in Washington, D.C., and we're starting to see indications of how NASA will fare this year. I have to say, things are looking pretty promising. More »

An Open Letter to the Planetary Science Community
2014/05/01 02:15 CDT

Dr. Jim Bell, a planetary scientist and President of the Planetary Society, calls on his colleagues to write Congress in support of planetary exploration and to support The Society. More »

New "I'm a Space Advocate" Poster
2014/05/01 12:38 CDT | 2 comments

You asked, we delivered! You can now purchase your very own large-format "I'm a Space Advocate" poster on our online store. More »

The End of Opportunity and the Burden of Success
2014/04/15 08:19 CDT | 11 comments

The Opportunity rover and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are both zeroed out in NASA's 2015 budget. Learn why these missions face the axe and why the White House is forcing NASA to choose between existing missions and starting new ones. More »

A Report from the First Hearing on the 2015 NASA Budget
2014/03/27 12:07 CDT | 4 comments

An animated NASA Administrator defended the commercial crew program as the fastest way to return to American access to low-Earth orbit in a hearing before the House Space Subcommittee today. More »

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