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.
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