The Planetary Society's political advocacy program educates and encourages policymakers to invest in space science and exploration. It enables and requires the participation of tens of thousands of Planetary Society members and supporters who take civic action in support of space.

Advocacy work is the complementary, active implementation of The Planetary Society's Space Policy Program.

NASA Recommendations for the Biden Administration

NASA is not a problem to be solved but a tool that drives solutions. The Planetary Society recommends investments in science, exploration, and planetary defense as a means to invest in the national manufacturing and scientific workforce and strengthen international alliances.

Background and Context

The resources below provide additional background regarding our current advocacy priorities.

NASA Recommendations for the Biden Administration

NASA is not a problem to be solved but a tool that drives solutions. The Planetary Society recommends investments in science, exploration, and planetary defense as a means to invest in the national manufacturing and scientific workforce and strengthen international alliances.

NASA's FY 2023 Budget

The Biden Administration proposed $26 billion for NASA in 2023 — an 8% increase over the amount provided by Congress the previous year. See how these increases would be spread throughout the space agency.

NEO Surveyor, Protecting Earth from Dangerous Asteroids

NASA’s NEO Surveyor is a space telescope that will search for and study near-Earth objects.

Mars Sample Return, an international project to bring Mars to Earth

Despite advances in space technology, certain science questions, including whether or not a Mars rock contains signs of ancient life, can only be answered in Earth-based laboratories.

Roman Space Telescope, investigating dark energy and dark matter

The Roman Space Telescope is the next step in our hunt for Earth-sized exoplanets and our understanding of mysterious dark energy.

Space Policy Resources

Additional data, detailed reports, and policy proposals by The Planetary Society that outline the organization's priorities and recommendations.