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NASA Leadership Moving On
2013/08/09 01:45 CDT | 2 comments

Both Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and CFO Beth Robinson are leaving NASA within the next few months. More »

"NASA non-concurs"
2013/07/30 08:58 CDT | 7 comments

NASA responds to its advisory council's recommendations from April of this year. More »

Remembering the Pluto Campaign: A Success Story
2013/07/22 02:11 CDT | 3 comments

The New Horizons mission to Pluto survived many near-death encounters with cancellation during its development. The Planetary Society worked the whole time to ensure it would launch. More »

Congress Rejects NASA's First Operating Plan
2013/07/15 11:33 CDT | 1 comment

NASA's plan to raid Planetary Science funding to pay for sequester cuts in other science programs was rejected by Congress earlier this month. NASA is now working on a new plan that has yet to be submitted for approval. More »

House Committee Approves Smallest NASA Budget Since 1986
2013/07/12 12:40 CDT | 8 comments

This budget, if enacted, would be the smallest budget NASA has seen since the mid '80s, when adjusted for inflation. More »

Confirmed: NASA Defies the Will of Congress by Raiding Planetary Science Funding [updated]
2013/06/10 03:40 CDT | 13 comments

Despite congressional rejection of massive cuts to Planetary Science this year, NASA has found a way to implement the cuts internally and use the money for other purposes. More »

Download This One-Page Summary on the Threat to Planetary Science
2013/06/05 07:11 CDT | 5 comments

When we visit Congress, this is what we leave them with. This one page summarizes the entire threat to continued planetary exploration at NASA in the proposed 2014 budget. More »

No NASA Operating Plan Yet
2013/05/23 12:39 CDT

NASA has still not sent its operating plan to Congress. Rumors of the agency reprogramming away all of the additional funding to Planetary Science remains just rumors. More »

Planetary Society Hangout: Advocacy Update
2013/05/23 11:40 CDT

The Planetary Society just returned from a major political advocacy trip out to D.C. what did we do and what did we achieve? What's going on with the current funding situation regarding Planetary Science and NASA at large? How does the asteroid retrieval mission help or hurt planetary exploration goals? What's the larger plan and what are the consequences if cuts continue? More »

Planetary Science Echoes Through the Halls of Congress
2013/05/21 02:12 CDT | 3 comments

The Planetary Society just returned from a big trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for continued planetary exploration. Here's what happened. 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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