Planetary Society Joins Forces with Space and Science Organizations to Support NASA 2011 Budget Proposal

Pasadena, CA, — The Planetary Society has joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Astronomical Society, the Universities Space Research Association and other groups to support the NASA budget proposal for fiscal year 2011.

A dozen non-profit organizations, representing science and engineering constituencies as well as the public, today issued a statement of support for the human space exploration plan outlined in NASA’s proposed budget. The group includes America’s largest science organization (AAAS) and the world’s largest professional aerospace society (the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics), and the largest citizen’s space interest group — The Planetary Society.

“The new plan for NASA strikes the right balance in priorities, by focusing NASA’s human space flight program on exploration beyond the Moon and into interplanetary space,” states Louis Friedman, Executive Director of The Planetary Society. “This change will open up a new era of achievement for a new generation.”

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