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NASA @ the Brickhouse: Will an Asteroid Hit The Earth?

Status Report From: NASA CoLab
Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 Astronaut, gives a presentation about the threat of "Near Earth Objects (NEO)."

Yahoo Brickhouse
500 3rd St
San Francisco, California 94107
Category: Education

WILL AN ASTEROID HIT THE EARTH?

It has happened in the past, more often than most people think. Rusty is the chair of the ASE's Standing Committee on NEOs which is currently working on both international policy for the decision process of how to handle a potential impact as well as the technology for how to prevent an impact. After a presentation by Rusty there will be open discussion about the policy decision process and technical challenges of preventing potential impacts from NEOs.

Some Topics for discussion:
- Who is financially responsible for preventing an impact?
- Who is responsible for making a decision to prevent an impact?
- What information should be public?

Space is limited, please RSVP to shanley@yahoo-inc.com

WHEN: Wednesday, July 23st, 2008 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 - 6:30 PM Socializing
6:30 - 7:00 PM Presentation by Rusty Schweickart
7:00 - 7:30 PM Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM Socializing

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