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31 January 2007

Press Release about 2007 Planetary Defense Conference

"NASA Ames Research Center Director Dr. Simon “Pete” Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.) will deliver the keynote address on March 5 to open the second Planetary Defense Conference organized by The Aerospace Corporation and co-sponsored by NASA, the European Space Agency, the Planetary Society, and other organizations.

The conference, to be held March 5–8 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., will feature top scientists and engineers from the international space community. They will be assessing our ability to discover and track near-Earth objects as well as our ability to deflect an asteroid or comet that poses a threat to Earth."

Link: Press Release

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