Planetary Radio • Jun 01, 2018

Space Policy Edition: Space Policy Directive 2—This Time it's Commercial

On This Episode

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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

President Trump just signed a new space policy directive targeting the regulations surrounding commercial spaceflight. Casey Dreier, Jason Callahan, and Mat Kaplan dive into the implications of the new directive and what it means for the relationship between government and space. They also break down all of the good news in the House's new funding bill for NASA, and highlight NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine's turnaround on climate change.

President Donald Trump holds the signed copy of Space Policy Directive 2
President Donald Trump holds the signed copy of Space Policy Directive 2 President Donald Trump holds the signed copy of Space Policy Directive 2 in the Oval Office May 24, 2018 with Vice President Mike Pence, National Space Council Executive Secretary Scott Pace and Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Space Council Jared Stout. White House Photo by Shealah Craighead