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Your essential source for in-depth discussions and unique insights into the politics, policies, and systems that enable space exploration. Hosted by Casey Dreier, the Chief of Space Policy for The Planetary Society.

Planetary Radio: Space Policy Edition The Planetary Society

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Your essential source for in-depth discussions and unique insights into the politics, policies, and systems that enable space exploration. Hosted by Casey Dreier, the Chief of Space Policy for The Planetary Society.

    The power of the lunar sublime

    The power of the lunar sublime

    Should policymakers spend more time looking - really looking - at the Moon? Chris Cokinos thinks so. He’s the author of a new book, Still As Bright, which explores the evolving role of the Moon in our culture, our history, and our dreams of spaceflight.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Real and Acceptable Reasons for Space Exploration

    Real and Acceptable Reasons for Space Exploration

    Former NASA Administrator Mike Griffin discusses his claim that there is a tension between the so-called Real reasons that motivate spaceflight and the prosaic, Acceptable reasons used to justify space exploration within the public sphere.

    • 53 min
    The ahistorical era of commercial lunar exploration

    The ahistorical era of commercial lunar exploration

    Science historian Dr. Matt Shindell joins the show to discuss the unique era of commercial lunar exploration, and how planetary exploration has evolved and can continue to evolve on and around the Moon.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Space isn’t black — it’s grey

    Space isn’t black — it’s grey

    Space policy expert Laura Delgado López joins the show to break down the new paper, “Clearing the Fog: The Grey Zones of Space Governance” by Jessica West and Jordan Miller.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    India’s growing space ambitions

    India’s growing space ambitions

    UK-based space writer Gurbir Singh, author of the book The Indian Space Programme: India’s Incredible Journey from the Third World towards the First, joins the show to help us understand India’s growing ambitions and capabilities in space.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Was the Space Shuttle a policy failure?

    Was the Space Shuttle a policy failure?

    Though the Space Shuttle program lasted 30 years and built the ISS, it fell short of NASA's goals for cost, reusability, and reliability. Can a program be both a worldly success and a policy failure? In this Space Policy Edition, we dissect a classic space policy paper and debate its relevance today.

    • 59 min

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