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Planetary RadioJune 3, 2016

Space Policy Edition #1: How We Got Here: Human Spaceflight at the End of the Obama Era

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Casey Dreier

Director of Space Policy, The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer

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Jason Callahan

Space Policy Advisor, The Planetary Society

In the premiere of this new monthly series we briefly examine the latest move by the House of Representatives in the game of NASA's budget and then discuss what Lockheed Martin's new "Mars Base Camp" proposal takes from The Society's Humans Orbiting Mars workshop. Our featured discussion takes a deep dive into the story of President Obama's impact on human spaceflight--how NASA ended up with a mixed program of commercial systems and big government programs.

A new episode of Space Policy Edition will be posted on the first Friday of each month. Let us know what you think about our topics and our approach! Comment on this page or write to [email protected].


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Listen more: Explaining Policy, SLS, history, Space Policy, Orion, Future Mission Concepts, human spaceflight, FY2017 NASA Budget, Mars

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