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On the 45th Anniversary of Rusty Schweickart’s EVA
Broken Bells and B612 Foundation Partner
Happy Birthday, Rusty!
Photo: Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, stands in “golden slippers” on the Lunar Module ”Spider’s” porch during his extravehicular activity on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. This photograph was taken from inside the Lunar Module “Spider” by mission commander James McDivitt. The Command/Service Module and Lunar Module were docked. Schweickart is wearing a Portable Life Support System (PLSS).Read more
Watch Live on October 25: Defending Earth From Asteroids with Neil Tyson
The Exploding Asteroid Threat
We the Geeks!
On Friday, May 31st at 2pm EDT, the White House will host a “We The Geeks” Google+ Hangout on asteroids. During a conversation moderated by OSTP’s Cristin Dorgelo, the participants will be talking about asteroid identification, characterization, resource utilization, and hazard mitigation with: Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator, NASA Bill Nye, Executive Director, Planetary Society Ed Lu, former astronaut and CEO, B612 […]Read more
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith in SPACE NEWS
Tracking Asteroids is a Critical Investment. The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held the second part of a two-part series of hearings looking at the tracking, characterization and mitigation of Near Earth Objects (NEOs). The April 10th hearing focused on the most viable near-term initiatives within the private sector and the international coordination needed to identify […]Read more
So how big are these NEOs anyway?
Sometimes it’s challenging to visualize a space object on a human scale. Artist Michael Carroll created this image size comparison of 2012DA14 (on the left) and the Chelyabinsk meteroid (on the right) shown here give us a more understandable representation of how large the recent NEOs that have passed Earth have been. You can read more […]Read more
FAQ on the Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact
We have received a tremendous amount of inquires on the Chelyabinsk event last Friday. Board member Clark Chapman and CEO Ed Lu put together this FAQ for our community. As the world had two cosmic events in one day, we’re doing our best to bring you accurate information as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for […]Read more
Ed Lu’s Message: Our Cosmic Challenge
The B612 Foundation believes we should find threatening asteroids before they find us. Today’s meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk is a wake-up call that the Earth orbits the Sun in a shooting gallery of asteroids, and that these asteroids sometimes hit the Earth. Later today, a separate and larger asteroid, 2012 DA14, narrowly missed the Earth […]Read more