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Mr. Rusty Schweickart and asteroids

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posted on Dec, 17 2004 @ 03:51 PM
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fromVoice of America
In the past 600 million years, collisions with space objects have caused five mass extinctions. The best-known collision, 65 million years ago, helped kill off the dinosaurs. But the worst, nearly 200 million years before that, eliminated more than 90 percent of life on the planet. More recently, the 1908 explosion of an asteroid over Siberia flattened 2,000 square kilometers of forest.

Two years ago, a group of scientists, engineers, and astronauts created an organization to prevent another cosmic collision. Called the B612 foundation, it takes its name from the asteroid that was home to the fictional Little Prince in the story by French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Former astronaut Rusty Schweickart, chairman of the foundation, spoke about its goal at the Planetary Society in Pasadena, California. "To deflect an asteroid in a controlled manner by 2015. And we're not saying to write a paper about it, to think about it, to talk about it. We're saying our goal is to deflect an asteroid, that is, to move an asteroid, to change its orbit, by 2015," he says.
Mr. Schweickart was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo Nine mission in 1969, and he is urging the U.S. space agency, NASA, to support the deflection project.


Does Mr. Schweickart knows something about our future, we don't know?? Apparently the danger of incoming asteroid is very real for him. Or is it just scientific curiosity if humans are able to change asteroids orbit?
I would like to hear your opinion...

[edit on 17-12-2004 by jazzgul]




posted on Dec, 17 2004 @ 06:28 PM
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I hope the date is based on estimates of the time required to complete the project and not on foreknowledge. I also imagine that by putting a specific date to test by, they hope to hurry the day when we will be prepared for such an event. Statistically, the earth is overdue for a major asteroid impact.

"Ooops, that asteroid is only a month away, and we're two years behind on the space tug."

www.space.com...



posted on Dec, 17 2004 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by jazzgul, annotated and condensed
(1) Does Mr. Schweickart knows something about our future, we don't know?? Apparently the danger of incoming asteroid is very real for him.
(2) Or is it just scientific curiosity if humans are able to change asteroids orbit?


1) Yes.
2) No.

If we do not make this our number three priority as a species (after feeding our populations and stopping world war), every game on Earth is moot. It is that simple. Take it from those who have worked there.

[edit on 17-12-2004 by Chakotay]



posted on Dec, 18 2004 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by Chakotay

Originally posted by jazzgul, annotated and condensed
(1) Does Mr. Schweickart knows something about our future, we don't know?? Apparently the danger of incoming asteroid is very real for him.


1) Yes.
If we do not make this our number three priority as a species (after feeding our populations and stopping world war), every game on Earth is moot. It is that simple. Take it from those who have worked there.

[edit on 17-12-2004 by Chakotay]


You claim Chakotay to have some information as well - would you like to share it with us???


E_T

posted on Dec, 18 2004 @ 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by jazzgul
You claim Chakotay to have some information as well - would you like to share it with us???
No, just common sense.
It's like the fact that people buy insurances even though they propably never need those.
There might not be any object colliding us in hundred years but it's still better be prepared in advance because there might not be time to study deflecting them after detection of object in collision course.



posted on Dec, 18 2004 @ 03:10 PM
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think it could be something as simple as resources??

perhaps off planet mining & minerals are the next stage of our civilization. Of course the Lockheeds or Boeings that support these endeavors will be smeared like Halliburton is today. its all NWO & AsteroidImpact covert plots.

the intristic costs of asteroids moved to advantageous orbits, mined or elsewise exploited, the product delivered to earth....with little-to-NO adverse effects to environment or pollutants to the atmosphere, especially in the not too distant future when any needed or exotic processing is accomplished off-planet...on those 'herded' asteroids..

wanna become a 21st century space-cowboy??

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posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 06:32 PM
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There have been a few cases of close shaves with asteroids in recent years. Like in 1994, I think a big one was only picked up 14 hours before it came within 100,000km of the Earth.

Detection of these things is the most important thing. If the correct departments got their respective arses moving quickly, it shouldn't take long to build a deflector rocket.

Raid defence force nuke stocks (20MT+ to be safe, I'm all for antimatter research for this very reason), and use 1 of the 2 Saturn V's in mothballs. Either that or load an Araine 4 rocket



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 09:39 AM
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Deep Impact is more than a mission to study a comet!! The truth is out there, just find it! Rusty does know something!!!!



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by St Udio
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perhaps off planet mining & minerals are the next stage of our civilization. Of course the Lockheeds or Boeings that support these endeavors will be smeared like Halliburton is today. its all NWO & AsteroidImpact covert plots.......

Words of truth!!!!!



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