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The cost of the Perseverance rover disappears into the noise of U.S. spending and represents a more modest investment than you might think.
Advocating for space at every step in the process, The Planetary Society submitted two papers to the forthcoming planetary science decadal survey—one on the search for life and one on the importance of planetary defense.
All the latest space news, plus ways you can celebrate and advocate for space.
NASA's commercial crew program stands to be the agency's lowest-cost human spacecraft effort in nearly 60 years.
This unique, comprehensive dataset includes the full budget history, by year, of every NASA planetary science mission and related activities.
Celebrating Shoemaker Grant winners, Society awards, and volunteer efforts around the world.
A new budget submission from the White House would continue record-high funding for planetary science, but proposes deep cuts to 2 productive Mars missions and defers funding for deep space telescope dedicated to finding hazardous near-Earth objects.
More than one hundred Planetary Society members from near and far advocated for space science and exploration in Washington, D.C. on 10 February 2020.
New legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would radically shift NASA's human spaceflight efforts away from the Moon and back to Mars.
NASA's final 2020 budget rejected every major cut proposed by the Trump Administration, increased funding for popular congressional projects such as the Space Launch System, and underfunded several key administration proposals, including a human-qualified lunar lander and low-Earth orbit commercialization projects.
The end of the Space Shuttle, the rise of public-private partnerships, and the return to the Moon. As the 2010s come to a close, what were the most impactful events that shaped U.S. space policy?
Defending the planet from the hazard of potential asteroid impacts requires investments from the whole world. In Europe, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Union both support work to understand and mitigate the threats from near-Earth objects.
NASA used to spend more on travel for its employees at headquarters than it did on finding dangerous near-Earth asteroids. Now it’s building asteroid-hunting space telescopes. What changed?
Join The Planetary Society and advocate for space in Washington, D.C. this 9 - 10 February 2020.
Your LightSail 2 spacecraft is in space, controlling its orbit solely on the power of sunlight.
Though prize incentives can be useful for certain problems, huge cash payouts for human spaceflight are not good policy.
The current strategy includes the Mars 2020 rover, a lander carrying a rover and ascent vehicle, and an Earth return orbiter.
A bigger budgetary pie allows the space agency's budget to grow—for one year at least.
The test showed Orion can blast itself away from the Space Launch System if the big rocket fails while attempting to fly to orbit.
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