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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.

Congress to NASA: Don't You Dare Steal Money Away from Planetary Science Again

Casey Dreier • January 14, 2014 • 1

Congress scolded NASA for abusing its operating plan to remove money from Planetary Science last year, giving them a warning to not try that again.

Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 9: The Lives of the Stars

Casey Dreier • December 24, 2013 • 3

This episode highlights the other big idea in Cosmos: that we are profoundly connected with the universe around us. Our constituent parts are forged in the bellies of massive stars; we exist through their deaths.

Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 8: Journeys Through Space and Time

Casey Dreier • December 17, 2013 • 6

Sagan makes us confront the limitations of our mortality given the immensities of space and time presented to us by the cosmos.

Europa: No Longer a "Should," But a "Must"

Casey Dreier • December 12, 2013 • 10

We've waited long enough, Europa cries out for exploration and discovery. It's time to heed that cry.

My Cosmos review will be delayed this week

Casey Dreier • December 11, 2013

A variety of AGU matters and unexpected political work and coverage will delay the Cosmos reviews by a week.

Top NASA Scientists Grapple with Budget Cuts

Casey Dreier • December 10, 2013 • 3

Ellen Stofan, NASA's Chief Scientist, and John Grunsfeld, the head of the Science Mission Directorate and a Hubble repair astronaut, highlighted recent NASA science discoveries at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

A Protected Class of Programs at NASA?

Casey Dreier • December 10, 2013 • 8

The House Science Committee is considering giving a select few NASA programs special protected status against cancellation.

The Sorry State of Planetary Science Funding In One Chart

Casey Dreier • December 09, 2013 • 12

If you want to know why Cassini might be terminated early, or why NASA pulled out of its joint Mars mission with Europe, or why the new ASRG power source was put on indefinite hold, this chart has your answer.

Why We're Writing the President (& Congress) Now

Casey Dreier • December 06, 2013 • 6

Decisions about both the 2014 and 2015 budgets are happening soon.

What's Going on With Planetary Science Research?

Casey Dreier • December 04, 2013 • 5

Budget cuts mixed with a new way to fund science could disproportionately impact the next generation of planetary scientists.

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