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Planetary RadioNovember 3, 2017

Space Policy Edition #18: Jim Bridenstine vs. the Senate & First Meeting of the National Space Council

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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 likely next Administrator of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, appeared before a somewhat skeptical Senate committee to defend his nomination. Casey and Jason recap the hearing and assess Congressman Bridenstine’s chance of moving forward. We also analyze the first meeting of the National Space Council and Vice President Pence's declaration that Americans will return to the Moon. What does that mean for existing NASA programs and funding? What role will commercial companies play?

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Jim Bridenstine speaks at his NASA administrator nomination hearing on November 1, 2017

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