Just a few days ago, the President signed into law a spending bill for the United States' 2015 fiscal year. NASA will get its best budget since 2011, and the Planetary Science Division will receive $1.44 billion—just shy of our goal of $1.5 billion. This is the best budget for Planetary Science in three years.
Who's that inspecting Bruce's work? Dr. Bruce Betts recreates Apollo 17's quick fix in this week's Random Space Fact.
The Planetary Society's Jason Davis catches up with Elmo and astronaut Ricky Arnold to count down the launch of NASA's Orion spacecraft. Orion launched on Dec. 5, 2014 and returned safely to Earth after a four-hour, 20-minute test flight.
NASA's Orion spacecraft lifted off on a two-orbit, four-hour shakedown cruise Friday morning at 7:05 a.m. EST. These video clips were taken from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center.
The Planetary Society was on site to capture a time lapse of the historic launch for Orion's four hour, 24-minute test flight on December 5, 2014.
Liquid water is not stable on Mars and someone is apparently not stable with dry ice. Dr. Bruce Betts has this week's Random Space Fact.
How does Neptune scale up to Jupiter? Find out from Dr. Bruce Betts on this week's Random Space Fact.
Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to accomplish amazing things in 2014. Here's a look back at what we have achieved together.
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