Planetary Radio • Oct 07, 2016

Space Policy Edition #5: The U.S. Senate takes on the politics of Mars

On This Episode

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Jason Callahan

Former Space Policy Advisor for The Planetary Society

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Casey Dreier

Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser for The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer for The Planetary Society

We take a deep dive into new space legislation working its way through the US Senate. It embraces Mars and NASA's big rocket. But Elon Musk and SpaceX just announced an ambitious new plan to colonize Mars. Does this upset the political establishment? Or will they find a cold reception in the halls of Congress? What about the other Mars plans that are out there? Not to mention the implications for NASA's science programs and the looming Presidential transition.

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SLS pierces the clouds The 70-metric-ton version of NASA's Space Launch System pierces the clouds in this artist's rendering. NASA / MSFC

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