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Planetary RadioOctober 7, 2016

Space Policy Edition #5: The U.S. Senate takes on the politics of Mars

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Jason Callahan
Jason Callahan

Space Policy Advisor, The Planetary Society

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Casey Dreier

Director of Space Policy, The Planetary Society

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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.

SLS pierces the clouds

NASA / MSFC

SLS pierces the clouds
The 70-metric-ton version of NASA's Space Launch System pierces the clouds in this artist's rendering.

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