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Webinar: Defending Planet Earth – ASE Celebrates Asteroid Day 2021

  • 29 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 - 13:30
  • via Zoom


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The Association of Space Explorers invites viewers to join their Asteroid Day live webinar on June 29th, 2021 at 12 pm CDT with an expert panel discussing progress, problems, and challenges in defending Earth from dangerous cosmic impacts. Using our space skills toolkit, we the crew of Spaceship Earth can prevent these destructive natural disasters. But we must improve our early warning telescopes, catalog millions of asteroid orbits, and practice international cooperation in using space technology to deflect near-Earth asteroids and comets. Learn about the latest efforts to prevent asteroid impacts, and how you can support efforts to ward off these hazardous objects. We also welcome you to join a question-and-answer session with our ASE Asteroid Day panel.

Lindley Johnson, NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer 

Tom Jones, veteran NASA astronaut and asteroid scientist 

Kelly Fast, program manager for NASA’s NEO Observations Program

David Kring, Principal Scientist, Lunar & Planetary Institute

Elena Adams, DART Mission Systems Engineer


When: Jun 29, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Defending Planet Earth: The Association of Space Explorers Celebrates Asteroid Day 

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