Dr. Ed Lu Interviewed on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday

Asteroid Institute Director Dr. Ed Lu was recently featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talked to Dr. Lu about the meteor that recently exploded over the Bering Sea. You can listen to the interview and read a transcript of their discussion here....

Dr. Ed Lu Makes the Case for Mapping the Asteroids at the Long Now Foundation

Asteroid Institute Executive Director Dr. Ed Lu recently spoke at Long Now Foundation’s Interval Bar to make the case that humanity needs a map of Near-Earth Asteroids. Long Now’s Executive Director Zander Rose hosted the talk. Dr. Lu explained how previous frontiers have only been explored with...

Dr. Ed Lu interviewed in Popular Science

Popular Science interviewed B612 co-founder Ed Lu about the meteor that recently exploded over the Bering Sea. The meteor exploded more than 10 miles above the surface of the Earth over an unpopulated region, but Ed noted that is served as a solid reminder that “the...

Today is the Anniversary of Chelyabinsk

Six years ago, a meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia injuring over 1,500 people and damaging 7,000 buildings across six cities. This event caused people around the world to ask: What are we doing about asteroids? The answer is: A whole lot. Scientists at the Asteroid Institute are building detection tools to...

An Asteroid Day Recap by Danica Remy

It’s been a month since Asteroid Day 2018, and we want to share with you the reach and significance of what the B612 helped make happen on June 30. Ed and Rusty have been educating and advocating for the world to pay attention to the risks of...

Mapping the Final Frontier with ADAM

Dr. Ed Lu of the B612 Asteroid Institute, explains how mapping the inner solar system with the ADAM project can help us recognize asteroid threats and opportunities. With Asteroid Day 2018  just around the corner, Dr. Ed Lu recently spoke to PC Magazine about several...

U.S. Government Updates Plan for Asteroid Impact Prevention by Dr. Ed. Lu

Asteroid Institute responds to U.S. Asteroid Defense implementation plan. In December 2016, the U.S. Government released its strategy document on preparing for and preventing asteroid impacts in which they outlined which government agencies would be involved in the planning for such an event, and the broad...

Asteroid Institute Appoints First Senior Research Fellows

We are excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Sarah Greenstreet and Bryce Bolin as the Asteroid Institute’s first Senior Research Fellows. The fellows will study the application of new technologies for the discovery, tracking and potential deflection of asteroids under the direction of Dr....

Jonny, Ed and Rusty on the Past, Present and Future of Commercial Spaceflight

The Asteroid Institute’s Spacecraft System Engineer, Jonny Dyer, presented a talk on the history and current state of the commercial spaceflight sector. Dr. Ed Lu and Rusty Schweickart shared their perspectives on the future of the sector from their years of experience leading B612 and...

VIDEO: B612 Mention on BBC World News

B612 and Ed Lu were mentioned in a recent segment on BBC World News about National Geographic’s article “They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them.” Watch the video here (B612 gets discussed at 1:50)   ...