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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.

[Updated] House NASA Funding Bill Proposes a Fantastic Budget for Planetary Science

Casey Dreier • May 19, 2015 • 8

The House Appropriations Committee released their vision for NASA's 2016 budget this week, which includes significant increases for the SLS and Planetary Science, but cuts Commercial Crew and Earth Science funds.

How to Watch the Humans to Mars Summit This Week

Casey Dreier • May 05, 2015 • 5

Our friends at Explore Mars are live-streaming their Humans to Mars Summit this week, happening in Washington, D.C.

[Updated] Good Planetary Support in A Flawed NASA Bill

Casey Dreier • May 02, 2015 • 15

Casey Dreier gives a brief summary of the House draft bill released the other day that would authorize NASA funding for the years 2016 and 2017.

The study team at JPL Will Present their Mars Program Concept at the 2015 Humans to Mars Summit

Casey Dreier • April 17, 2015

A study team at JPL will present their humans to Mars program concept at the Humans to Mars Summit and publish it as a peer-reviewed article in the New Space Journal.

A New Path to Mars?

Casey Dreier • April 02, 2015 • 40

A new advocacy initiative for the Society: let's get humans to Mars.

Slides from the LPSC 2015 Session on the Community Response to NASA's Budget Request

Casey Dreier • March 19, 2015

The Planetary Society helped organize a community response to the latest NASA budget at the 2015 meeting of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

At LPSC this year? Come to this special session on NASA's budget

Casey Dreier • March 16, 2015

For those of you who are here at LPSC 2015, we’ve organized a special session at noon on Tuesday, March 17th in the Montgomery Ballroom to bring together representatives from the three major professional organizations that represent planetary scientists to address your questions and concerns about NASA's 2016 budget request.

Is the Opportunity Rover a Mission 'Whose Time Has Passed'?

Casey Dreier • March 15, 2015 • 11

The NASA Administrator declared that the Opportunity rover is a mission 'whose time has passed' and will be defunded next year. Will Congress act to save it?

Space Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Casey Dreier • March 04, 2015 • 2

The Space Exploration Alliance wrapped up its most recent 'legislative blitz' last week. Nearly 70 individuals participated in the democratic process, speaking to nearly 168 difference offices in Congress. Nearly half of those individuals were Planetary Society members.

Highlights from our reddit Space Policy AMA

Casey Dreier • February 27, 2015

The space policy and advocacy team at The Planetary Society held an AMA (ask me anything) on reddit, here are some of the highlights.

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