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Planetary RadioMarch 1, 2019

Space Policy Edition: When a (Space) Cowboy Came to Washington

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John M. Logsdon

George Washington University Professor Emeritus and founder of the GWU Space Policy Institute

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Casey Dreier

Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser, The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer

Historian John Logsdon discusses his new book, Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier. It explores the legacy of the 40th president’s major space policy decisions. We look at four major topics: early efforts at commercializing space, the survival crisis for planetary exploration, the Space Shuttle, and the decision to build the space station. Casey also shares good news about NASA's newest budget and how a battle between rocket companies could spell trouble for NASA's Lucy mission.

Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier

John Logsdon

Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier
Book cover of Ronald Regan and the Space Frontier. Authored by Planetary Society Board Member, John Logsdon.

Atlantis Returns

NASA / Carla Thomas

Atlantis Returns
Space shuttle Atlantis lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California, completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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