posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 06:23 AM
ESA and NASA want to study asteroid deflection techniques involving high speed man made objects and high speed natural objects.
My thoughts are this. Instead of destructive solutions why not work on constructive solutions. Perhaps a method to slow the asteroid and bring it into
orbit to be mined and studied. Have we not yet moved past the blow stuff up phase of man's existence. Why are the people that are making the
decisions that impact the whole world so...unsophisticated? Command, Control, Conquer, Destroy. Where would humanity be without greed, the lust for
power, and an innate tendency to destroy?
Lets move past the "let's blow it up" solution set.
Design an adjustable rig with lots of rockets all around to stop the tumble, slow it down and nudge it into orbit. Maybe add lots of really sturdy
parachutes (just in case). Sure the idea needs some work but it has more merit than just blowing crap up.
Why not Crowd Source an asteroid capture device right here on ATS.
A little note on civility: If you think someone's idea won't work don't waste everybody's time dumping on it, just borrow from it what you think
is good and make your own idea.
The original article is below. LET'S DO IT!!!