Attempting to get back to blogging after a long hiatus.
There is an upcoming NASA Ames hosted conference (October 20-21, 2007) related to NEOs and small cost satellite missions. The conference website was open to the public (then closed, see the SpaceRef article). However, when one examined the agenda that was online there were many papers on human missions to NEO using NASA exploration elements (such as the CEV, lunar lander, etc.). This was probably based upon the recently concluded NASA study originating out of NASA Ames. Once again, there seemed to be several of the "traditional" panelists and more interesting concept/ideas did not seem to be included.
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.
14 October 2007
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