This area will cover relevant news of the threat to the planet from Near Earth Objects (NEOs) including concepts and designs for mitigation. All opinions are those of the author.

27 February 2007

Planetary Society NEO Event at the Upcoming Planetary Defense Conference

The Planetary Society is teaming with the Planetary Defense Conference to present a public event on the asteroid threat. From their announcement...

If an asteroid has Earth's name on it, how can we erase it? Earth's name -- not the asteroid! On Tuesday, March 6, The Planetary Society will team with the Planetary Defense Conference, a gathering of world experts occurring that week in Washington, to present "Earth Defense 101: Saving the Planet from a Killer Asteroid."

7:00-9:00 PM George Washington University Marvin Center Ballroom, 3rd floor 800 21st Street NW Washington, DC

A distinguished panel will discuss NEOs and planetary defense from many angles. Speakers include:

- Rusty Schweickart, Apollo astronaut

- Tom Jones, former shuttle astronaut

- Don Yeomans, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

- Louis Friedman, Planetary Society Executive Director

Link: Planetary Society Website Annoucement

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