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Casey Dreier

Director of Space Policy

As Director of Space Policy, Casey leads the strategic planning and implementation of the Society's policy and advocacy efforts. He works closely with the Society's leadership, the 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

Space Policy Edition #5: The U.S. Senate takes on the politics of Mars

10/07/2016 | 1:03:18

We take a deep dive into new space legislation working its way through the US Senate. It embraces Mars and NASA's big rocket. But Elon Musk and SpaceX just announced an ambitious new plan to colonize Mars. Does this upset the political establishment? Or will they find a cold reception in the halls of Congress? Also, where does science fit into the politics of space?

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Latest Blog Posts

SpaceX and the Blank Slate

Posted 2016/09/28 10:20 CDT | 13 comments

SpaceX's plans to colonize Mars differ considerably from NASA's Journey to Mars ambitions. But direct comparison is difficult. SpaceX is able to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with a bold new approach to humans in space. NASA has no such luxury, and must use existing pieces and people to make their goals a reality.

New Findings are Conclusive: Europa is crying out for exploration

Posted 2016/09/26 01:36 CDT | 19 comments

New scientific findings add to the evidence that Europa is spouting its liquid ocean into space. NASA has a mission to Europa in the works, but it wouldn't launch for at least a decade. Congress can make it faster, but it all depends on whether they can pass a budget this year.

Promise, Transition, and Transformation

Posted 2016/09/19 07:22 CDT | 4 comments

After 10 days, four NASA centers, two contractors, and hundreds of miles, Casey Dreier shares his initial reflections on the state of NASA's Space Launch System rocket and its future.

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