Ed Lu

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)   ...

Astronauts, Asteroids and Ed’s Vision by Danica Remy

I joined B612 five years ago because I wanted to be part of a global effort that was different, inspirational and pioneering. I wanted to be part of a movement that could literally change the world. At that point in my life, I wasn’t an...

CNN: Interview with Ed Lu on Asteroid Awareness

Ed Lu, Asteroid Institute Executive Director, was interviewed on CNN about asteroid awareness and planetary defense. Check it out to see him discuss humanity's current detection capability, recent impacts, and how B612 is working to solve the problem. (NOTE: This video is unavailable on Chrome...

Dr. Ed Lu comments on Michigan meteor and Planetary Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan. There are much bigger asteroids careening through our solar system. Scientists who watch for...

B612 2017 Annual Progress Report

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Press Release: B612 Asteroid Institute Provides Valuable Analysis to Discovery of ‘Oumuamua Asteroid

B612 Asteroid Institute Studies and Provides Data to 'Oumuamua Discovery [caption id="attachment_24497" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Illustration Credit: European Southern Observatory, M. Kornmesser[/caption]   SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 5, 2017) -- Within days of the announcement by NASA's Minor Planet Center of the discovery of the first-ever interstellar object, 'Oumuamua,...