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16 March 2007

Leonard David States Longer Version of NASA 2007 NEO Report Out There

Leonard David [] has more on the full release of the NASA Analysis of Alternatives Report, from his blog on

A months-in-the-making NASA report to Congress on asteroids has reached the desks of lawmakers. The congressionally-mandated appraisal — Near-Earth Object Survey and Deflection Analysis of Alternatives — is a 27-page chunk from a longer, over 270-page “limited edition” report...One early responder to the report is not too pleased. “We are still reviewing the report, but it’s clear that NASA’s recommended approach isn’t a credible plan to achieve the goal specified in the NASA Authorization Act. The Committee will continue to pursue this issue in the coming year with the goal of obtaining a more responsive approach,” said House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN)...I’ve been told than an electronic version of the larger report is being held up as it’s not yet suitable for the visually impaired.

Link: LiveScience Blog [10 March 2007]

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