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Here's our exhaustive guide to Trump's 392-word NASA budget
2017/03/23 04:05 CDT | 13 comments

We break down every sentence from Trump's new NASA budget, so you don't have to. More »

Congress Delays Action on NASA's 2017 Budget
2016/12/09 01:02 CST | 2 comments

Congress stands ready to punt on NASA's budget, meaning the space program will have to operate on a short budgetary leash until April of next year. More »

NASA Under Trump
2016/11/18 11:22 CST | 3 comments

NASA under a Trump Administration will be hard times for Earth Science, and human spaceflight to the Moon will likely get renewed focus. However, NASA won't go anywhere if massive cuts to spending are enacted as promised. More »

Lockheed Proposes to have Humans Orbiting Mars by 2028
2016/05/19 05:30 CDT | 7 comments

Lockheed Martin proposed a system to send humans to orbit Mars in the year 2028—a concept that shares many core values with The Planetary Society's report, Humans Orbiting Mars, we released last year. More »

What NASA Can Learn from SpaceX
2016/04/28 11:42 CDT | 23 comments

SpaceX's announcement that it will send Dragon capsules to Mars demonstrates the advantage of having a clear plan to explore the red planet. NASA should take note. More »

The Senate Just Proposed to Slash Planetary Science Funding
2016/04/26 01:54 CDT | 2 comments

The Senate has released its draft of NASA's 2017 budget which, despite increasing NASA's top-line by $300 million, would cut $270 million from the Planetary Science Division. Here's why we shouldn't worry—yet. More »

Does Presidential Intervention Undermine Consensus for NASA?
2016/04/13 05:54 CDT | 14 comments

Presidents induce polarization on topics they choose to promote. So is the best way for a President to promote consensus in NASA to speak quietly? More »

Data Dump: NASA's Planetary Science Program By the Numbers
2016/02/16 08:58 CST | 3 comments

We provide you the gritty budget breakdown by program and mission for NASA's Planetary Science Division. More »

What Does a 'Good' Budget for Planetary Science Look Like?
2016/02/08 05:31 CST | 1 comment

NASA's 2017 budget request comes out on Tuesday, here's how you can evaluate if the budget for the Planetary Science Division is good or not. It's not just about 2017, but the next five years. More »

Three Things to Look for in NASA’s Coming Budget Request
2016/02/04 02:27 CST

The 2017 budget season is almost here. Next week, the White House will release its budget request for NASA. Here are three things I will immediately look for upon its release. 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 >>

Current Planetary Funding Level

Currently funded at $1.631 billion for 2016. Should this level continue to grow, the program will be on the path to recovery.

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