Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

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

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

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.  More resources to explore this month’s topics are at http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/space-policy-edition-35.html 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Next Episodes