Planetary Radio • Jul 07, 2017

Space Policy Edition #14 – Ice Giants and Ocean Worlds Beckon

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Jason callahan

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

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Matt Renninger

Former Senior Manager, Government Relations for The Planetary Society

A new report builds the case for long overdue returns to Uranus and Neptune, while another proposal calls for exploration of the many bodies in our solar system that hide vast water oceans. Jason Callahan, Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan dive into the troubled waters that determine which planetary science missions will get the limited funds available. Winners and losers are inevitable. We also meet Matt Renninger, newest member of the Planetary Society space policy team, and take a brief look at Donald Trump’s resurrection of the National Space Council.

Europa Clipper Spacecraft Concept Art
Europa Clipper Spacecraft Concept Art NASA's Europa Clipper mission could launch as early as 2024 and assess the habitability of Europa, paving the way for a future landed mission. This rendering reflects the spacecraft design as of early 2019.Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech