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Planetary RadioJune 2, 2017

Space Policy Edition #13 – The 2018 Budget Proposal and Is Mars Exploration in Retrograde?

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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

The Trump Administration released its proposed FY2018 budget just days ago. Casey Dreier, Jason Callahan and Mat Kaplan dive deep into what this controversial plan means for NASA and how it has been received by Congress. Casey and Jason then provide a fascinating though disturbing preview of a Planetary Society white paper. Mars in Retrograde carefully and comprehensively analyzes the history and current status of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, and calls for immediate steps to protect future robotic exploration of the Red Planet.

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Martin Falbisoner

The US Capitol at dusk

A new episode of Space Policy Edition is posted on the first Friday of each month. Let us know what you think! Comment on this page or write to planetaryradio@planetary.org.

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