Planetary Radio • May 05, 2017

Space Policy Edition #12 – Is Space Policy Stagnant? With Special Guest Marcia Smith

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Jason Callahan

Former Space Policy Advisor for The Planetary Society

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Casey Dreier

Chief of Space Policy for The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Senior Communications Adviser and former Host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society

Moon or Mars? Should NASA depend on private companies? What’s the goal of human spaceflight? These questions were debated three decades ago, yet are just as relevant today. Does that mean space policy is stagnant? Casey Dreier asks Marcia Smith, the founder and editor of Space Policy Online, and one of the top sources for space policy news and analysis. We also celebrate NASA's new budget—which gives a big boost to science—examine two new reports that indicate NASA's exploration programs might be running into trouble, and celebrate the first anniversary of the Space Policy Edition podcast.

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