Planetary Radio • Nov 03, 2017

Space Policy Edition #18: Jim Bridenstine vs. the Senate and First Meeting of the National Space Council

On This Episode

Jason callahan

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

The likely next Administrator of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, appeared before a somewhat skeptical Senate committee to defend his nomination. Casey and Jason recap the hearing and assess Congressman Bridenstine’s chance of moving forward. We also analyze the first meeting of the National Space Council and Vice President Pence's declaration that Americans will return to the Moon. What does that mean for existing NASA programs and funding? What role will commercial companies play?

Jim Bridenstine at his nomination hearing
Jim Bridenstine at his nomination hearing Jim Bridenstine speaks at his NASA administrator nomination hearing on November 1, 2017 NASA / Joel Kowsky

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