Panel: Politics and Policy in the Conduct of Solar System Exploration

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

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