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Rep. Rohrabacher Discusses 100th Anniversary of Tunguska Explosion Are We Prepared For Another?

Press Release From: Rep. Rohrabacher
Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2008

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June 27, 2008

When: MONDAY, June 30 , 2008
11:00am PST

Where: The Planetary Society
65 N. Catalina Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

What: Please join Rep. Dana Rohrabacher for a press conference on June 30th marking the 100th Anniversary of the Tunguska explosion in Siberia where an object from space exploded over a 2000sq. kilometer area destroying everything in its path. How prepared are we for another Tunguska? Rep. Rohrabacher will be joined by scientists from the Planetary Society, the Space Science Institute and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to discuss the threat Near Earth Objects pose to the world today and what we can do to prepare for it.

Who: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
Louis Friedman, Executive Director, The Planetary Society
Bruce Betts, Director of Projects, The Planetary Society
Alan W. Harris, Senior Research Scientist, Space Science Institute
Don Yeomans, Manager of Near Earth Object Program, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Contact:Tara Setmayer, Communications Director (202) 225-9274

Tara Olivia Setmayer
Communications Director
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46)
United States House of Representatives
2300 Rayburn Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-2415-office
202-225-0145-fax
Tara.Setmayer@mail.house.gov

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