American advocates, NASA wants your assist! The U.S. House of Representatives lately proposed to freeze NASA’s funding in 2021. We’re calling on you to induce your senators to reject this concept and to proceed rising NASA’s investments in the nation’s high-skilled manufacturing, technical, and scientific workforce. We’ve already ready a letter for you, and all you want to do is fill out a fast and simple kind to ship it to your senators. We know there’s quite a bit happening proper now, however the wheels of presidency proceed to show. Thank you for your assist on this tough time. Pictured: An artist’s idea of a part of NASA’s plans to return people to the Moon. Image credit score: Dynetics.
The U.S. Congress needs us all a cheerful anniversary. Representatives of the United States Congress acknowledged the significance of The Planetary Society this week by introducing a proper decision recognizing our 40th anniversary. The congressional decision commends The Planetary Society for “introduc[ing] people to the wonders of the cosmos by bridging the gap between the scientific community and the general public to inspire and educate people from all walks of life.”
With the September equinox comes the newest problem of The Planetary Report. This problem celebrates The Planetary Society’s 40th anniversary, wanting again at how a lot has modified since our founding in 1980 together with an essay from a budding younger explorer, a historical past of area exploration and advocacy over the previous 40 years, and rather more. Planetary Society members obtain the journal in the mail, however everybody can learn it for free on-line.
After 19 years at The Planetary Society, our Solar System Specialist Emily Lakdawalla is saying farewell. Many of you have got identified her for her articles about area science and exploration, her ebook on NASA’s Curiosity rover, her appearances on Planetary Radio and at reside occasions, and her social media presence. As she strikes on to the subsequent chapter in her profession, she says goodbye (however not without end) to those that have appreciated her work over the years.