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The Politics of Space

with Casey Dreier

Space exploration doesn't just happen—it is made through the decisions of government, budgets, policy documents, and by individuals and industries. Space exploration is for all of us, but only by understanding the politics of space can we make it happen.

Our Official Response to NASA's 2015 Budget Proposal

Casey Dreier • March 14, 2014 • 5

The Planetary Society released its stance on the 2015 budget proposal for NASA today. We can't fully support it.

[Updated] To Europa!...Slowly. First Impressions of NASA's New Budget Request

Casey Dreier • March 07, 2014 • 5

Europa may get a mission...eventually. We give our first take on the 2015 NASA Budget request. How does Planetary Exploration fare? Which projects were cancelled? Will NASA capture an asteroid? And most importantly, what can you do about it?

NASA Wants to Explore Europa On the Cheap

Casey Dreier • March 05, 2014 • 11

NASA announced today that their Europa mission concept studies will be for a sub-$1 billion spacecraft, a lower level than previously imagined for a mission to this watery moon.

Pounding the Pavement in Congress, Together

Casey Dreier • March 01, 2014 • 1

A coalition of grassroots pro-space advocates descended on Washington, D.C. this week, and held over 100 meetings with representatives and staff throughout Congress to argue for increased investment in NASA.

The 2014 Legislative Blitz is at Capacity!

Casey Dreier • February 11, 2014 • 1

A tremendous response to our call for space advocates has pushed our small team to the limit. A great problem.

Slate's Misleading Hit Piece on the Future of NASA

Casey Dreier • February 06, 2014 • 17

A response to Slate's recent piece on the future of NASA, correcting many of its myths and misconceptions about how NASA works.

Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 12: Encyclopedia Galactica

Casey Dreier • February 05, 2014 • 8

Cosmos returns in fine form in its penultimate episode. Sagan explores the historical and scientific precedents for the search for extraterrestrial life (SETI) and our human desires to not be alone in the universe.

Conspiracy Theorist Sues NASA, Wastes Everybody's Time

Casey Dreier • January 31, 2014 • 16

The "jelly doughnut" rock found next to Opportunity is the focus of a new lawsuit alleging that NASA is not properly looking for life.

The New Cosmos Has a New Trailer

Casey Dreier • January 30, 2014 • 4

Fox just released a new trailer for Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, which will debut March 9th and feature Neil deGrasse Tyson as host.

Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 11: The Persistence of Memory

Casey Dreier • January 27, 2014 • 7

Cosmos stumbles with an episode that is plodding, scattered, and more than a little preachy. This episode will only persist in my memory as a shadow of what could have been.

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