Press Release

Planetary Society Take Action Alert: Tell Congress to Fight for Science!

By SpaceRef Editor
February 14, 2006
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Science Eviscerated in NASA Budget Take action now to stop the Administration from jeopardizing our future in space. http://planetary.org/programs/projects/space_advocacy/

“Eviscerate” is not too strong a word to describe what the Administration is doing to the NASA science program. We need your help today to reverse this short-sighted action.

On Thursday, February 16, the House Science Committee will hold a hearing on the Administration’s proposed NASA 2007 budget. Although the fiscal year 2007 budget does not take effect before October 2006, and Congress has not even approved it, NASA has already begun canceling 2006 research projects and mission studies, including the mission to Europa. Even programs Congress has voted into law are being “delayed indefinitely”.

Together, with The Planetary Society, you can stop this from happening. You can take action today to help reverse these decisions and keep alive the exploration of the solar system and the search for extraterrestrial life. Send a letter to the House Science Committee and ask them to direct NASA not to cancel programs before Congress has the chance to consider them.

Take action at: http://planetary.org/programs/projects/space_advocacy/

SpaceRef staff editor.