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Hearing: Threats from Space: A Review of Non-U.S. Government Efforts to Track and Mitigate Asteroids and Meteors, Part II

Status Report From: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013

image 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

April 10, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee

Chairman Smith:"In our first hearing we learned that of the estimated 20,000 asteroids that could be labeled as 'city killers,' we have identified only ten percent. And we are unlikely to have the means to detect them until 2030. This won't be an effort of one agency, one company, or one country. It is our responsibility to allocate the resources necessary to protect Americans from threats. But to do so, we must first recognize how the private sector contributes to this effort."

Witnesses

- Dr. Ed Lu, Chairman & CEO, B612 Foundation

- Dr. Donald K. Yeomans, Manager, Near-Earth Objects Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

- Dr. Michael F. A'Hearn, Vice-Chair, Committee to Review Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies, National Resource Council

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