Write your member of Congress and the President to support increased funding for NASA's planetary defense efforts, including a dedicated space-based telescope, the NEO Surveyor, which would greatly accelerate the pace of hazardous asteroid detection and characterization.
If you live outside of the United States, tell your representative in government about the importance of defending the Earth from asteroids.
There's a congressional congress for planetary exploration—and any member of Congress can join. Use this form to write your representatives to encourage them to be part of it and help promote space science.
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.
Take Action with Government
Our current actions for government advocacy are at the top of this page. If you want to do even more, there are further steps you can take to support space science and exploration.
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 your to have a bigger impact on space policy through a simple phone call.
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