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Planetary RadioJuly 7, 2017

Space Policy Edition #14 – Ice Giants and Ocean Worlds Beckon

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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

Matt Renninger
Matt Renninger

Senior Manager, Government Relations, The Planetary Society

A new report builds the case for long overdue returns to Uranus and Neptune, while another proposal calls for exploration of the many bodies in our solar system that hide vast water oceans. Jason Callahan, Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan dive into the troubled waters that determine which planetary science missions will get the limited funds available. Winners and losers are inevitable. We also meet Matt Renninger, newest member of the Planetary Society space policy team, and take a brief look at Donald Trump’s resurrection of the National Space Council.

Europa Clipper concept

NASA / JPL-Caltech

Europa Clipper concept
NASA's Europa Clipper mission would launch as early as 2022 and assess the habitability of Europa, paving the way for a future separate lander mission.

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