Space Policy Edition #5: The U.S. Senate takes on the politics of Mars
Air Date: 10/07/2016
Run Time: 1:03:18
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- Jason Callahan, Space Policy Advisor, The Planetary Society
- Casey Dreier, Director of Space Policy, The Planetary Society
- Mat Kaplan, Planetary Radio Host and Producer
We take a deep dive into new space legislation working its way through the US Senate. It embraces Mars and NASA's big rocket. But Elon Musk and SpaceX just announced an ambitious new plan to colonize Mars. Does this upset the political establishment? Or will they find a cold reception in the halls of Congress? What about the other Mars plans that are out there? Not to mention the implications for NASA's science programs and the looming Presidential transition.
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