NASA's Lindley Johnson speaking to a non-aerospace audiance on planetary defense at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, 20-23 June 2011 at National Harbor, MD USA. Here is the session information:
Preparing for Planetary Defense
Thursday, 23 June 2011
10:20 AM-11:20 AM
Speaker: Col. Lindley Johnson
Session Type: Keynote Session
Preparing for Planetary Defense: What if an asteroid was headed for impact of the Earth? How would we know? Would we want to know? Could anything be done to prevent such a catastrophe? Hollywood disaster movies have provided entertaining depictions of mankind struggling to avoid such devastation, but what’s the real story? Lindley Johnson from NASA’s Planetary Science Division heads the nation’s actual efforts to detect such hazards in sufficient time to potentially take actions to prevent the disaster. Find out how real the threat is and what can be done to mitigate it. This is the ultimate scenario in planetary security and risk management.
Link: Gartner Security and Risk Conference Talk Website
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