Take a deep dive into the politics and policy of space exploration. Casey Dreier, The Planetary Society's Chief Advocate and Senior Adviser, and Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio, engage world experts in space policy and history to share the behind-the-scenes stories of how space exploration actually happens.
Space Policy Edition: NASA's Economic Impact with Alex MacDonald and Joshua Drucker
What is NASA’s return on investment? NASA chief economist Alex MacDonald and University of Illinois Chicago professor Joshua Drucker provide revealing answers from a new economic impact report.
Space Policy Edition: What the Congressional Midterms Mean for Space Science
Bethany Johns of the American Astronomical Society talks with Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier about how changes in Washington after the midterm elections may affect support for science.
Space Policy Edition Bonus: Q&A with Casey Dreier and Bill Nye
A special Space Policy Edition featuring a recent policy and advocacy webcast that gave Planetary Society members the opportunity to query Chief Advocate Casey Dreier and Society CEO Bill Nye.
Space Policy Edition: The Geopolitics of a Successful SETI Detection
How will nations react if (when?) humanity detects the presence of an alien intelligence or civilization? That’s the topic Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier takes up with his guest, astrophysicist Jason Wright.
Space Policy Edition: Mike Gold on Crafting the Artemis Accords
Former NASA Associate Administrator Mike Gold shepherded the Artemis Accords, a set of bilateral agreements for collaboration in human space exploration. Casey Dreier spoke with him in Florida as we awaited the launch of Artemis 1.
Space Policy Edition: Lori Garver on Bringing Change to NASA
Former NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver returns for a deep conversation with Casey Dreier about her fight to turn the agency toward commercial partnerships and away from the expensive Constellation program.