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[Updated] To Europa!...Slowly. First Impressions of NASA's New Budget Request

Casey Dreier • March 07, 2014 • 5

Europa may get a mission...eventually. We give our first take on the 2015 NASA Budget request. How does Planetary Exploration fare? Which projects were cancelled? Will NASA capture an asteroid? And most importantly, what can you do about it?

A Protected Class of Programs at NASA?

Casey Dreier • December 10, 2013 • 8

The House Science Committee is considering giving a select few NASA programs special protected status against cancellation.

If we started today, how long would it take to get to Mars? With this budget, never.

Casey Dreier • June 19, 2013 • 6

The House of Representatives held a hearing today to discuss their proposed NASA authorization bill, which would fund Planetary Science, cut Earth Science, forbid asteroid retrieval, and command NASA to pursue a path to Mars via the Moon.

Checking in on NASA's Space Launch System

Jason Davis • July 11, 2012 • 6

Work continues on the Space Launch System, NASA's next-generation deep space vehicle slated to take humans beyond Earth for the first time since 1972.

SLS updates: tower crawl, engine burn and flight test

Jason Davis • November 21, 2011 • 1

A few updates on the Space Launch System, NASA's next-generation deep exploration vehicle.

NASA unveils Space Launch System

Jason Davis • September 15, 2011

After months of political wrangling, NASA has finally unveiled the design of the Space Launch System, America's next deep space transportation system.

What's up in human spaceflight: the gas station edition

Jason Davis • August 15, 2011

An update on human spaceflight, including orbital propellant depots, suborbital test flights and an Orion crew capsule test aboard a Delta IV Heavy.

House Committee Votes the Wrong Way? JWST to be Canceled

Charlene Anderson • July 14, 2011

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representative's Appropriations Committee marked up the bill covering NASA's budget that was sent to it by the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee, and the results will not make Planetary Society supporters happy.

The Skirmishing Has Begun

Charlene Anderson • July 12, 2011

Today, 12 July 2011, the Planetary Society submitted into testimony a written statement to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives for their hearing on NASA's Space Launch System.

Getting Ready for the Next Skirmish: Battle Over NASA Budget Continues

Charlene Anderson • July 08, 2011

Shudders are still rolling through the space-exploration community after the House Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee voted on July 7 to slash NASA's budget by $1.9 billion.

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