On October 25-26 a special symposium took place to mark the 50 years of solar system exploration. The Solar system Exploration @ 50 Symposium was sponsored by the NASA History Program Office, NASA's Science Mission Directorate, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This video shows the panel: Politics and Policy in the Conduct of Solar System Exploration.
The panel was chaired by Marcia Smith (Space and Technology Policy Group).
On the panel were:
- Dwayne Day (National Research Council): The National Research Council's Role in the American Planetary Exploration Program.
- Roger Handberg (University of Central Florida): The Politics of Pure Space Science, the Essential Tension, Human Spaceflight's Impact on Scientific Exploration
- Jason W. Callahan (The Tauri Group): Funding Planetary Science: History and Political Economy
- John M. Logsdon (George Washington University) and Andre Bormanis (Independent Writer/Producer): The Survival Crisis of The Planetary Program