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Save the VERITAS mission to Venus
NASA's first Venus orbiter in three decades is facing an indefinite delay. Write Congress now to ensure a launch date of 2029 for this important mission of exploration.
Fund NEO Surveyor in 2024
Write to Congress to support NASA's request of $209 million for fiscal year 2024. This funding will keep the mission on track for a 2028 launch date.
Keep Mars Sample Return on track
Mars Sample Return is the most ambitious planetary mission in history — ask Congress to provide the critical funding now, while in early development, to keep the project on track for a 2028 launch.
Help NASA secure $27.2 billion in 2024
Write your members of Congress to support a 7% increase to NASA and enable continued progress in Artemis and key planetary exploration missions.
Support Artemis and the return to deep space
Write and call your congressional representatives to support NASA's Project Artemis and its coalition of international and commercial partners' return to the Moon.
Take Action with Government
You have the power to influence government decisions and help shape the future of space exploration by advocating for increased funding and support.
A personal phone call to your representative's office is a crucial component to a successful political effort. This guide will make it easy for you to have a bigger impact on space policy through a simple phone call.
Take Action in Your Community
The Planetary Society's work to advance space science and exploration depends on people like you who believe in the value of discovery. When you share your passion for space with others, you're helping to grow support for exploration.
Become A Member
Joining The Planetary Society as a member helps prove that there is strong public support for space science and exploration.
"...we are told that, although the arguments for planetary exploration are widely understood in government, they are not supported by the people. We are told that spending money on planetary exploration—on the discovery of where we are, who we are, what our history and fate may be—is unpopular, that it is a political liability to support such ventures.
And yet there is evidence of enormous support and enthusiasm for the exploration of the planets... In puzzling over this apparent paradox, it became clear to me and a number of my colleagues that the solution would be a non-profit, tax-exempt, public membership organization devoted to the exploration of the planets and related themes... If such an organization had a substantial membership, its mere existence would counter the argument that planetary exploration is unpopular."
—Carl Sagan, co-founder of The Planetary Society
The Adventure of the Planets, The Planetary Report, 1980