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Saving the Planet: Voices From the Planetary Defense Conference

Earth! A Spectacular

Air Date: 06/30/2015
Run Time: 28:50

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Guests:

  • Linda Billings, Research Professor, George Washington University
  • James Burke, Project Manager, Ranger program
  • Paul Chodas, Manager, NASA NEO Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Tom Jones, Astronaut, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
  • Nahum Melamed, Project Manager, Aerospace Corporation
  • Jason Reinhardt, MacArthur Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
  • Travis Brashears, Undergraduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
  • Philip Lubin, Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Topics: near-Earth asteroids, Earth impact hazard, Planetary Radio, Earth, conference report

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We’ve already brought you Planetary Radio Live from the 2015 PDC near Rome, Italy. Now you’ll hear a small sampling of the scientists, engineers, policymakers and media experts who spent five days considering how humanity will respond to a potentially disastrous threat. Bruce Betts celebrates the great Jupiter-Venus conjunction in What’s Up. Bill Nye and Emily Lakdawalla return next week.

Some of the attendees at the 2015 Planetary Defense Conference in Frascati, Italy

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Some of the attendees at the 2015 Planetary Defense Conference in Frascati, Italy

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