Essential Advocacy

More missions, more science, more exploration


Essential Advocacy

Our Space Policy & Advocacy program is independent and effective. Through it we represent our members in Washington, D.C. Our goal? More missions, more science, and more exploration.

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Flash Match: Thank You!

Thank you for supporting our Space Policy and Advocacy program. More than 200 gifts have unlocked the $10,000 flash match.

As a reminder, this month, critical negotiations continue between the U.S. House and Senate on NASA’s 2019 budget. If you live in the United States, please consider sending a message to Congress to support Planetary Science funding at the $2.4 billion level.

Update June 22: Flash Match extended - Last chance to help us unlock $10,000 in matching funds!

There’s still time to double your impact with $3,000 in matching funds remaining! We need your help - can you make a gift today?

Update June 21: 24 Hour FLASH Match
Double your investment -- get more science!

Three generous Planetary Society members have issued a 1:1 Flash Match challenge. Andre Dunca, Brian Hays, and Dustin Roberts are together putting up $10,000 that will be released when we meet or exceed $10,000 in new and increased gifts to our campaign today.

If you haven’t yet given to support advocacy this year, your investment today will be doubled.

And if you have made a gift, will you consider increasing it today to help guarantee that we can unlock $10,000 in matching funds?

Space brings out the best in us… by exploring our cosmos, we increase our knowledge of the universe and expand what it means to be human. Let’s keep it going by advocating for more science and more missions. Can we count on you today?


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Essential Advocacy

This year we’ve achieved new levels of success for The Society’s advocacy efforts—leading to more science, more missions, and more exploration. Together, we’ve sent thousands of petitions to Congress, seen a record number of members meet in person with Congress, released the first-of-its kind Space Advocacy 101 online course, elevated the budget for planetary science to new levels, and supported the creation of the new Planetary Science Caucus.

And now, we are reaching for the stars with our most ambitious advocacy fundraising goal ever: we’ve committed to raising $200,000 by June 22 to push forward crucial space advocacy efforts before the summer recess in Washington D.C.

Help us create a new movement for space and exploration - please make a gift today!

2018 Space Priorities Survey

We would like to know your opinions on some important topics. Your feedback will help inform our work and how we allocate resources to address some of the most important issues in space exploration facing us today.

The Planetary Society is the largest and most effective independent voice for space exploration in Washington, D.C. Our success is directly related to the support of our members, donors, and the tens of thousands of individuals who take action as advocates. That’s why we want to hear from you.

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Question - Required - What do you consider to be NASA's most important efforts to pursue in the next decade? (Check your top three):
Please make 3 selections from the choices below.

Question - Required - Should NASA end its financial commitment to the International Space Station in 2025 and instead use the money for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit?

Question - Required - What do you think should be the immediate focus of human exploration efforts? (Select one)

Question - Required - In addition to (human and robotic) planetary exploration, what other areas of space policy are important to you (Check all that apply):

Question - Required - Would you like to see The Planetary Society expand our space advocacy efforts internationally, even if it takes resources away from U.S. and NASA advocacy work?


  I'm excited about being a space advocate in 2018. Here are the ways I'd like to get involved:
Question - Required - Sign me up for the monthly Space Advocate e-Newsletter and email alerts

Question - Required - I'd like to take The Society's free online training course Space Advocacy 101 to enhance my effectiveness on local and national levels

Question - Required - Send me an invitation to Washington D.C. to participate in a Legislative Blitz or workshop in 2019

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