Planetary Radio • Apr 06, 2018

Space Policy Edition: Lori Garver on what a NASA Administrator (and Deputy) actually does

On This Episode

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Lori Garver

Former Deputy Administrator for NASA

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

Lori Garver, former Deputy Administrator of NASA, talks with Casey Dreier about what the Deputy and Administrator jobs are like day-to-day, how decisions actually get made at the top, and why the current lack of confirmed leadership hurts the space agency. Casey, Space Policy Advisor Jason Callahan, and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan also review the great news about the NASA budget, and reveal the possible fallout from the further delay in launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Lori Garver Lori Garver’s official NASA portrait from her 2009-2013 tenure as Deputy Administrator. NASA/Bill Ingalls
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