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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 Special: The 2019 President’s Budget Request Unveiled

February 16, 2018 • 53:12

As promised, Casey Dreier and Jason Callahan are back with a special review of the just-released FY 2019 President’s Budget Request (PBR) for NASA. It contains good news, bad news and odd news. What is likely to stand? What will Congress ignore, going its own way? NASA’s new lunar ambitions, Mars Sample Return, WFIRST and more hang in the balance. Let the debate begin.

Latest Blog Posts

An Interplanetary Mateship: The Planetary Society Continues our Australian Initiative

February 19, 2018

Thanks to recent investments by our members in The Planetary Society’s Space Policy & Advocacy program, we now have the resources to institute a strategic effort to support the exploration of space in an international context.

How the Falcon Heavy could revolutionize exploration of the ocean worlds

February 08, 2018

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is not just for big payloads, it can also throw light things into space very fast. And that has significant implications for the exploration of distant destinations in our outer solar system—particularly the ocean moons of the giant planets.

Announcing the Planetary Science Congressional Caucus

February 05, 2018

I'm excited to share with you a major step forward for the support of space exploration in the U.S. Congress: the formation of a new caucus devoted to planetary science and exploration.

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