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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.

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.

Ask Me Anything (on reddit) About NASA's Budget

Casey Dreier • February 24, 2015

Starting at 11am PST/2pm EST on Wednesday, the space policy team at the Society will hold an AMA (Ask Me Anything) about NASA's new budget and the process of space exploration.

Why We Write to Congress

Casey Dreier • February 19, 2015

It's time to write to Congress in support of planetary exploration. Why? Because it works.

It's Official: We're On the Way to Europa

Casey Dreier • February 02, 2015 • 8

NASA's 2016 budget request increases the space agency's budget by $519 million, starts a new mission to Europa, increases funds to Commercial Crew, and threatens some long-running planetary missions.

The President's 2016 Budget Is Coming

Casey Dreier • January 21, 2015

The 2016 budget cycle for NASA kicks off on Feb 2nd, when the White House releases the President's Budget Request. Here's what to look for.

Stand for Space! Join me in D.C. in February to Blitz Congress

Casey Dreier • January 05, 2015 • 3

Put your passion for space exploration to work. Come with me to D.C. in February and join space advocates from around the country as we descend on Capitol Hill.

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