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Casey Dreier

Director of Advocacy

As Director of Advocacy, Casey leads the strategic planning and implementation of the Society's political advocacy efforts. He works closely with the Society's leadership, Board of Directors, and other policy experts to craft the organizational positions about the future of space exploration. He also works to foster strong relationships between the Society and its members, educate and engage the public about space policy, and to empower individuals to advocate for space.

He is a regular contributor to The Planetary Report, blogs regularly about space policy issues at and tweets as @CaseyDreier on Twitter. He has a B.A. in Physics from Oberlin College.

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Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Humans Orbiting Mars!

09/29/2015 | 37:56

Scott Hubbard and John Logsdon led the Humans Orbiting Mars Workshop last spring. They return with Casey Dreier as the report on that workshop is released to the world.

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Latest Blog Posts

A New Budget Deal and a Best Case NASA Budget for 2016

Posted 2015/10/28 05:03 CDT | 1 comment

The promise of a congressional budget deal could free up additional resources for NASA. What would a best case scenario look like, and is it possible within the deal?

President Obama Highlights Planetary Science Triumphs

Posted 2015/10/19 07:12 CDT | 4 comments

At the White House Astronomy Night, President Obama highlighted some of the major triumphs of NASA and its planetary science program. Yet his 2016 budget calls for further cuts to the program.

Zero Dollars for 2016: Two Stalwart Planetary Missions Face a Troubling Future

Posted 2015/10/19 10:28 CDT | 7 comments

In its 2016 budget request, the White House inexplicably proposed to end two active, scientifically productive planetary missions: the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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