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Casey Dreier's blogs from 2020

NASA's Commercial Crew Program is a Fantastic Deal

Casey Dreier • May 19, 2020

NASA's commercial crew program stands to be the agency's lowest-cost human spacecraft effort in nearly 60 years.

Dive deep into the history of planetary exploration funding

Casey Dreier • April 08, 2020

This unique, comprehensive dataset includes the full budget history, by year, of every NASA planetary science mission and related activities.

Two Mars Missions Are Gutted Despite Near-Record Funding for Planetary Science

Casey Dreier • February 28, 2020

A new budget submission from the White House would continue record-high funding for planetary science, but proposes deep cuts to 2 productive Mars missions and defers funding for deep space telescope dedicated to finding hazardous near-Earth objects.

161 meetings. 115 members. 28 states. 1 Day of Action.

Casey Dreier • February 13, 2020

More than one hundred Planetary Society members from near and far advocated for space science and exploration in Washington, D.C. on 10 February 2020.

Is the Moon a Stepping Stone or a Cornerstone for Mars?

Casey Dreier • January 26, 2020

New legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would radically shift NASA's human spaceflight efforts away from the Moon and back to Mars.

NASA Rings in the New Year with $22.6 billion

Casey Dreier • January 10, 2020

NASA's final 2020 budget rejected every major cut proposed by the Trump Administration, increased funding for popular congressional projects such as the Space Launch System, and underfunded several key administration proposals, including a human-qualified lunar lander and low-Earth orbit commercialization projects.

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