Earth asteroids

Broadcast 521 (Special Edition)

Dr. Alan Hale returned to The Space Show for this program. We began the interview discussing near Earth asteroids and the orbits of several of the asteroids coming close to Earth. Dr. Hale told us about the one scheduled to be closer to Earth than a GEO satellite on Friday, April 13, 2009, Apophis. Dr. Hale spoke to us about comets, the Deep Impact mission and related topics. We also discussed how finding asteroids and comets had changed due to the more professional survey systems now in place making it much more difficult for an armature to make a discovery. Dr.

Broadcast 484 (Special Edition)

Rusty Schweickart returned to The Space Show to update us on developments with near Earth asteroids and Earth's protection. Rusty outlines the steps being taken to get international decision making in place and to put into motion a gravity tug test project. One of the primary areas of important, an area all listeners can help out with is to contact our elected officials to make sure that some agency or group in the United States has accountability and responsibility NEO problems.

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