Save the Future of Space Exploration

Save the Future of Space Exploration

About the Petition

NASA’s Planetary Science Division is responsible for carrying out missions, studying the origins of asteroids, and how they relate to planetary formations and structures. Current plans include a mission to explore the subsurface ocean of Europa and a venture to fly past Pluto in 2015; these missions could lead to discoveries of water sources and space organics.

However, if Congress is successful in dramatically slashing the division’s budget by nearly $200 million, these missions could be suspended. Stand with organizations like The Planetary Society and demand that Congress protect the Planetary Science Division of NASA.

Photo Credit: NASA/Reuters

Updates & News

  • Oct 17 2013

    NASA’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2014

    NASA’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2014, “fully funds the James Webb Space Telescope, a 100-times more capable successor to the Hubble Telescope, to keep it on track for launch in 2018. Within the current constrained funding environment, the Budget funds high- priority planetary science missions, including a robotic sample return mission from an asteroid, and multiple missions focused on Mars exploration, including a new large rover to be launched in 2020.” source: