Planetary Radio • Mar 01, 2019

Space Policy Edition: When a (Space) Cowboy Came to Washington

On This Episode

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John M. Logsdon

Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Professor Emeritus and founder, Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University

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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

Historian John Logsdon discusses his new book, Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier. It explores the legacy of the 40th president’s major space policy decisions. We look at four major topics: early efforts at commercializing space, the survival crisis for planetary exploration, the Space Shuttle, and the decision to build the space station. Casey also shares good news about NASA's newest budget and how a battle between rocket companies could spell trouble for NASA's Lucy mission.

Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier
Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier Book cover of Ronald Regan and the Space Frontier. Authored by Planetary Society Board Member, John Logsdon. John Logsdon
Atlantis Returns
Atlantis Returns Space shuttle Atlantis lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California, completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA / Carla Thomas