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Planetary RadioMay 20, 2013

Advocating for Planetary Science/Star Trek Meets Spacefarers

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Casey Dreier

Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser, The Planetary Society

Planetary Science funding from NASA is in trouble, so a delegation led by Bill Nye the Science Guy descended on Washington DC last week to sound the alarm. Planetary Society Advocacy chief Casey Dreier provides a report, and comments on the Society’s support for NASA’s Asteroid Retrieval Mission.  First though, an audio treat as we hear the director and cast of Star Trek: Into Darkness meet up with real spacefarers. Emily Lakdawalla has an update on the two Mars rovers, while Bruce Betts goes where no man has gone before in a Trek-influenced What’s Up segment.

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