Jason Callahan, Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan of the Planetary Society return with another in-depth conversation about the politics and policies of space exploration. This month they ask whether the Moon vs. Mars human destination debate makes sense, examine a new report on CubeSats by the National Academies, and explain how a thrilling planetary science mission like Juno gets a thumbs up from NASA. It’s a complex but effective ordeal.
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- Why it's time to go back to the Moon, Loren Grush, The Verge
- Moon Over Mars: Why US Needs a Lunar Mission First, Leroy Chiao & Elliot Pulham, Space Foundation
- Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box—A report by the National Academies
- NASA’s New Frontiers Program
- NASA’s Discovery Program
- Data Dump: NASA's Planetary Science Program By the Numbers
- New Frontiers in the Solar System: An Integrated Exploration Strategy [pdf] (the first planetary science decadal survey)