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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.

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.

The Planetary Society Congratulates Opportunity's Team for 10 Years on Mars

Casey Dreier • January 24, 2014

The Planetary Society released an official statement today recognizing the unprecedented achievement of maintaining an operating rover on the surface of Mars for a decade.

Closing out the ASRG program

Casey Dreier • January 23, 2014

Lockheed, the prime contract on the now-defunct Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator program, is closing out the project and transferring its hardware to NASA's Glenn Research Center. NASA expects to save about $55 million per year.

Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 10: The Edge of Forever

Casey Dreier • January 21, 2014 • 11

Carl Sagan takes us from the birth to the death of the universe. How do we reconcile our place within a universe that will die? Join us for the latest discussion on episode 10 of Cosmos.

[Updated] Let's Blitz Congress!

Casey Dreier • January 17, 2014 • 7

The Space Exploration Alliance is descending on the halls of Congress to advocate for space exploration. Join me and others on Feb 23rd - 25th in Washington, D.C. and speak up for space.

Continued Victories for Planetary Exploration

Casey Dreier • January 16, 2014 • 5

Pat yourself on the back. Planetary exploration will be more vibrant in 2014 thanks to you. More than fifty thousand messages were sent to Congress this year, and they listened, adding back a significant amount of money in the 2014 Omnibus spending bill.

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.

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