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Planetary RadioJanuary 18, 2019

Space Policy Edition: Shutdown

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Lee Stone

Vice President, Western Federal Area International Federation of Professional Technical Engineers

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Robert P. Hoyt

CEO, Tethers Unlimited

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Casey Dreier

Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan
Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer, The Planetary Society

In a government shutdown seemingly without end, we bring you two stories from individuals directly impacted by the crisis. NASA scientist and union representative Lee Stone discusses the missed paychecks, loss of science, and lasting negative consequences to the public sector scientific workforce. Rob Hoyt, CEO of Tethers Unlimited, a small business in Washington state that was forced to lay off 20% of its workforce due to unpaid NASA contracts, describes the impact on contractors that may never see repayment or reimbursements.

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