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Planetary Radio Extra: A Deep Dive into the New NASA Budget—A New Mission to Europa, But the End of Opportunity?

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Air Date: 02/10/2015
Run Time: 40:02

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Topics: Future Mission Concepts, FY2016 NASA Budget, Planetary Radio

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The just-released budget for the US space agency has much that fans of planetary science can be grateful for, though the news is not all pos. Mat Kaplan welcomes Planetary Society Director of Advocacy Casey Dreier and space policy advisor Jason Callahan for an extended conversation that digs into the details. You'll also hear how the complex budgeting process works its way through NASA, the Office of Management and Budget and, eventually, Congress. The conversation complements this week's episode of Planetary Radio that celebrates the commitment to a mission that will visit Jupiter's moon Europa.

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elias: 02/12/2015 07:23 CST

Excellent program that clearly put forward how the whole Washington shell game is played. As a non-resident member I have always done my bit to pester the white house for the group and continue to be very happy to do that.

moon bloke: 02/19/2015 03:26 CST

Europa is nice and all, but you do know the moon is still there right?

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