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Casey Dreier

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Casey Dreier

Director of Space Policy

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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 planetary.org/blogs/casey-dreier and tweets as @CaseyDreier on Twitter.

Casey is a trusted source for space policy analysis for journalists, and has been featured as a source in many general interest publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Vox, and The Verge, to name a few. He also has appeared as a space expert in National Geographic's MARS series, as well as BBC News. He is committed to demystifying the politics and policy of space for all audiences, and has been an invited speaker at conferences such as The Atlantic's Washington Ideas Week and Politicon. 

He has a degree in Physics from Oberlin College.

You can contact Casey via email at: [email protected]

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Space Policy Edition: How NASA Came to Be

October 05, 2018 • 69:26.39

Happy 60th, NASA. In celebration of the space agency’s birthday, we do the audio equivalent of pulling out NASA’s baby book and explore its origin story.

Latest Blog Posts

A Joyless 'First Man'

October 15, 2018

Space fans will enjoy the movie for its depictions of early spaceflight itself. But it avoids the richness and complexity of human experience, leaving behind awe and joy in favor of an emotional landscape as uninviting as the Moon.

The NASA programs most impacted by the budget delay

October 03, 2018

Fiscal year 2019 is here, but NASA doesn't have a new budget. Which programs could suffer the most as a consequence?

Why Start A Space Program?

September 18, 2018

Casey Dreier observes the genesis of a new space agency in Australia, and how The Planetary Society helped make it happen.

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