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24 April 2006

ISDC 2006 Papers on NEOs and Planetary Defense

There will be a Near Earth Objects (NEO) session at the 25th Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2006 take will take place in Los Angeles, CA from May 4-7, 2006 (Sheraton Gateway Hotel). I will be chair for the (NEO) session.

- Multiple speakers will be at the overall meeting including:

Rusty Schweickart
Lunar module pilot for Apollo 9 and Chairman, B612 Foundation
Speaking Time: Luncheon Speaker - Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 12:00 pm (Century Room, Sheraton Gateway Hotel)

Don Yeomans
Senior Research Scientist, Supervisor for the Solar System Dynamics Group, and Manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office
Speaking Time: Small Bodies / Near Earth Objects (along with Andrew Westphal) - Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 11:00 am (Grand Salon, Sheraton Gateway Hotel)

- Session: Near Earth Objects
Chair: A.C. Charania
Date/Time: Sunday, May 7, 2006 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Hermosa Room, Sheraton Gateway Hotel)

These are currently several papers in the NEO session:
- "A Process to Prioritize Mitigation Techniques Against Near Earth Objects" by A.C. Charania
- "Operational Spaceflight, NEO Resources, and Planetary Defense" by Edward Wright
- "Evaluate the Asteroid Threat" by Carlton L. Rhoades
- "Russia's Explorations of the Moon in the Seventies" by Boris Girshovich
- "Mitigate the Asteroid Threat" by Carlton L. Rhoades

Link: ISDC 2006

Link: ISDC 2006 NEO Panel (with abstracts)

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