Richard B. Leshner is vice president of government and regulatory affairs at Planet Labs, Inc., in Washington, DC. He worked for nearly a decade at NASA headquarters and served as a senior policy analyst for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2009-2011. Thor Hogan is an associate professor of politics and environmental sustainability at Earlham College in Indiana. He was formerly director of the Space Policy Project at the RAND Corporation's Science and Technology Policy Institute. He is the author of Hydrocarbon Nation: How Energy Security Made Our Nation Great and Climate Security Will Save Us and Mars Wars: The Rise and Fall of the Space Exploration Initiative.