The Asteroid Threat Over the Next 100,000 Years!!!
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Rusty Schweickart, The Asteroid Threat Over the Next 100,000 Years, SALT tak - 1:15:27 - Mar 11, 2004
The Long Now Foundation - www.longnow.org
The epitome of long-term thinking is to take seriously the protection of the Earth from massive asteroid impacts, which in the past have extincted as much as 90% of life on Earth.
Friday, March 12, astronaut RUSTY SCHWEICKART will give a public lecture titled "The Asteroid Threat Over the Next 100,000 Years."
It will detail graphically the results of his research on asteroid impact frequency and damage,
along with what it will take to find and deflect future threatening asteroids.
Rusty Schweickart was trained in astronautics at MIT, flew as a fighter jock with the Air Force,
and became one of the pioneer "science" astronauts. On the Apollo 9 mission in 1969 he was the
first to test-pilot the Lunar Lander and was one of the first to space-walk without an umbilical. He chaired the California Energy Commission and founded the Association of Space Explorers. He currently runs the B612 Foundation, which champions techniques for heading off future asteroid impacts