[meteorite-list] Planetary Defense Conference: Protecting Earth from Asteroi

From: Tom aka james Knudson <peregrineflier_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:18:26 2004
Message-ID: <F140hx27kBnccYTjr8c000003a0_at_hotmail.com>

Hello Good list, I am sorry if I sound like a crazed lunatic, that is not my
intention! I am a believer in letting nature take it coarse, especially when
it comes to a possible new witnessed fall. I could see why the general
public would be interested in diverting an earth bound asteroid. But IMCA
members should fight these proposals to protect the earth from these long
awaited new meteorites.

Thanks, Tom
The proudest member of the I.M.C.A. #6168

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>
To: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com (Meteorite Mailing List)
Subject: [meteorite-list] Planetary Defense Conference: Protecting Earth
from Asteroids
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 10:54:19 -0800 (PST)


                  Planetary Defense Conference:
                 Protecting Earth from Asteroids

                     February 23-26 (M-Th), 2004
                         Hyatt Orange County
                      Garden Grove, California

The Planetary Defense Conference, sponsored by the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics and The Aerospace Corporation, will address key
technical issues associated with defending Earth from approaching near Earth
objects (comets and asteroids). The threat will be approached from three
warning levels: short-term (less than ten years warning); medium-term (ten
30 years warning); and long-term (more than 30 years warning). The
intends to define several possible threat scenarios and develop potential
responses to each. Focused conference topics include:

     o examining current and future detection capabilities and options

     o considering current and future techniques, hardware and systems that
       are available to mitigate threats

     o discussing national and international policy implications of mounting
       planetary defense effort

     o developing recommendations for future work, strategies, and policies

     o developing recommendations for demonstrations, experiments, and
       near-term activities

     o discussing public safety and disaster preparedness implications of
       possible asteroid or comet impacts.

Technical paper abstracts are currently being accepted electronically
AIAA's Web site at http://www.aiaa.org.

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