NASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge

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PostWed Jun 19, 2013 1:27 pm » by One-23

Is NASA pooling it's resources together because the SH** is about to hit the fan, or are they looking for a lucrative Mining opportunity.

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NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them.

The challenge, which was announced at an asteroid initiative industry and partner day at NASA Headquarters in Washington, is a large-scale effort that will use multi-disciplinary collaborations and a variety of partnerships with other government agencies, international partners, industry, academia, and citizen scientists. It complements NASA's recently announced mission to redirect an asteroid and send humans to study it.

"NASA already is working to find asteroids that might be a threat to our planet, and while we have found 95 percent of the large asteroids near the Earth's orbit, we need to find all those that might be a threat to Earth," said NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. "This Grand Challenge is focused on detecting and characterizing asteroids and learning how to deal with potential threats. We will also harness public engagement, open innovation and citizen science to help solve this global problem."

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PostWed Jun 19, 2013 3:23 pm » by Flecktarn

its a shtf situation ....
once you link the chemi trails some pieces of the puzzle start to merge the arming of public officials the stockpile of ammo ,stockpiling of equipment ,detention camps ,the digging of underground shelters ,the seed bank ,some thing that never gets mentioned is dna mapping and samples of animals and egg storage ,cloning of livestock ,now ask yourselves ,,WHY
now think back to regans speech about a alien threat from outside ,the alien being a planet ,star wars to tackle any asteroids and the missile defense shield were made to point to space not earth even the patriot missile has the ability to smash smaller threats that may get through,,remember the NASA pilot-less shuttle that was used as a observation platform ,they know the score whats going to happen ,but they don't want to cause a panic ,
so please do a bit of research and you will see the the bits start to fit together and make sense ,earth changes be it weather or seismic activity ,large spates of animal deaths ,

out side universal threat ,Ronald regan

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some would say he's referring to grays etc or speaking metaphorically ,or hinting to something

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PostWed Jun 19, 2013 5:37 pm » by Flecktarn

also ever wonder who helps feed info on false dates of doom ,its a great tactic ,so when good info come's out its treated as another false event ,,,
we live in a world where the control of information is managed to make the public think and see what they are expected to see and any doubt cast on the official story is met with ridicule and slander as we have seen happen to many in the last few years ,,,and lets all not forget government lie to us all the time

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PostWed Jun 19, 2013 6:01 pm » by Domeika

Tell the muzzies that all the asteroids are owned by Israel and there will be a never ending supply of them willing to be shot into space wearing murder belts so that they can give it up for their girl muhammed.

Now that would be real muzzie outreach, would solve the asteroid problem, and....would make for a pretty cool fireworks display.

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PostThu Jun 20, 2013 5:03 pm » by Flecktarn

got sent this
Evidence For Nibiru Planet X May 2013
I keep saying it and I keep saying it and I keep saying it. I don’t exactly how much more clearer any one person can be. The Dark Star has five minor planets, the sixth planet that is a size of our Earth bears a name Motherland and the last, seventh planet or a space object, named by astronomers Nibiru. Planet Motherland in many ways similar to Earth and, consequently, there could be living creatures. And Nibiru, basically, is not suitable for life.
Published on Jun 1, 2013

May has certainly been a busy month., we have bombarded by meteors and close passing asteroids., photographers at Solar Sisters have been capturing excellent evidence of objects which have been captured near to our sun.

The Dark Star is 60 or 70 parsecs from the point of the orbit of the Sun. The orbit of the planet Nibiru is located 60 parsecs from the Dark Star and has a sufficiently large orbit in order to be able to pass through our solar system. According to some astronomers, Nibiru is the closest to the orbit of Jupiter, but soon the situation may change.
The inclination of Nibiru’s orbit is 30 degrees in relation to the plane of the Sun. Nibiru moves in the opposite direction in relation to other planets when passes through our solar system. And because of this various destructions occur.
Planet Nibiru has a bright red color and several satellites. In the past, our ancestors called Nibiru a winged (horned) disk.

In sight the planet can be seen only for a couple of weeks, but its passage plays a big role. Planet Nibiru and its moons are to blame for such disasters as the destruction of Maldek, which was an asteroid belt. Because of the Planet Nibiru, cracks appeared on some of the planets and craters on the Moon. Also the orbits and axis tilts of the planets of our solar system have changed.

Currently, NASA oversees the planet Nibiru with the SPT telescope (South Pole Telescope Area) which is located on the south pole of the Earth.

Published on Jun 2, 2013
NIBIRU Jun01-2013
GEOMAGNETIC STORM, SUBSIDING: Earth’s magnetic field is calming down on June 1st following nearly 15 hours of non-stop geomagnetic storming. The storminess was caused by the arrival of an interplanetary shock wave on May 31st (1618 UT). The source of the shock is unknown. Current speculation focuses on a corotating interaction region (CIR)–that is, a shock-like transition zone between high- and low-speed solar wind streams. Whatever it was, the impact ignited some beautiful auroras. More storms could be in the offing tonight as the solar wind continues to blow faster than 600 km/s.

i like to think nothing is going to happen but what i have seen happening and on the work grapevine is something is going to happen a progressive build up for something and most of that work is now coming to a end ,

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PostMon Aug 05, 2013 10:11 am » by Seahawk

Moving right along...

Bolden courts Asian powerhouses for asteroid missions
July 29, 2013 by Chris Bergin


NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is continuing his attempts to gain additional international collaboration for the Agency’s Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) aspirations. Following a meeting with the head of JAXA, the Administrator then met with the President of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). No deals were signed as a result of the meetings.

Kibo on the ISS

NASA and the Asian Countries:

The Agency welcomed the leaders of both the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to Washington DC this month, covering a wide range of subjects relating to collaboration.

The meeting with JAXA, which took place on July 10, brought together two of the space agencies that have been working closely together with the International Space Station (ISS).

The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) – also known with the Kibo – is steeped in Shuttle legacy, after involving the missions STS-123, STS-124 and STS-127 during the Station assembly flights.

Japan’s own cargo resupply ship – the HTV (H-II Transfer Vehicle) – is currently preparing for its fourth mission to the orbital outpost, with launch scheduled for Saturday, August 3.

“NASA has enjoyed a long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship with Japan in space exploration activities and we look forward to further discussions about our asteroid initiative,” General Bolden noted.

“We currently have more than 35 active agreements with JAXA in human spaceflight, Earth science, space science, and aeronautics, making Japan one of the agency’s leading partners in civil space cooperation.”

SLS and Orion

With one eye firmly focused on the future, General Bolden also promoted NASA’s plans to utilize the first two missions with the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion, culminating in the Asteroid Redirect Crewed Mission (ARCM).

Redefined plans call for 2017′s Exploration Mission -1 (EM-1) to send an uncrewed Orion on a test flight near to a location tens of thousands of miles past the Moon, a location that a 2019 mission – utilizing an Asteroid Retrieval Spacecraft (ARS) – is expected to haul a small asteroid towards.

Exploration Mission -2 (EM-2) would then launch a crew of two astronauts to meet up and conduct EVAs on the asteroid.

The NASA head discussed these plans with JAXA President Naoki Okumura, who welcomed the opportunity to discuss JAXA’s potential contribution based on experience through its Hayabusa asteroid sample return mission.

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This is really cool. Right out of a sci-fi novel I read as a kid.


The mission involves three segments: the first is the detection and characterization of the candidate Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) phase; the second segment involves a robotic rendezvous, capture, and redirection of a target asteroid to the Earth-Moon system; the third segment involves a crewed mission to explore and sample the captured asteroid using the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion crew capsule.


Another challenge involves designing “a capture device that takes the wobble out” of the asteroid. Because of this, you need “a soft enough capture device like a spring tamper kind of device,” added Mr. Gerstenmaier.

“(NASA is) looking at the schematics of some inflatable device, that takes out (the) nutation slowly enough that it doesn’t overload (the) solar array. There is a lot of spacecraft motion. (The spacecraft is going to) essentially ride with this asteroid for a while.”


The spacecraft would use a “hydrazine system to despin this asteroid”. After this, the asteroid is redirected, using the thrusters, with the biggest challenge relating to capturing it - something that “couldn’t be guaranteed.”

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(Images: NASA, JAXA, ESA).

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