Asteroid Institute 2021 Annual Progress Report
Asteroid Institute publishes its 2021 annual progress report
In a year filled with continued transition and ultimately hope, the Asteroid Institute has, in many ways, mirrored those sentiments with our mission to increase the rate of asteroid discovery. We are happy to share progress and news in the 2021 annual progress report. In this year’s report, you can read about our groundbreaking asteroid discovery capabilities. The data shows that tools we are building, made possible through the support of our donor community and partners like Google, may position us as one of the foremost asteroid discovery institutions in the world. In addition to progress in our science and technology programs, you can also read an essay by Rusty Schweickart, B612 co-founder and Apollo 9 astronaut, describing why “the asteroid issue” is inherently a geopolitical one, and why asteroid education is such an important part of the broader planetary defense conversation.
It goes without saying that the last two years have been unprecedented in terms of what we, as a global community, have had to endure and collectively work to overcome. We know it hasn’t been easy and we want you to know that we are grateful for your continued interest and support during this time. Our donors’ support enables us to take the long view and focus on the future. We continue to leverage their investments to stay at the forefront of efforts to educate the world about asteroids, and we are advancing our work to build new technologies to find and track asteroids. If you like what you read in the 2021 report, we would be grateful if you would consider a donation.