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Space Policy Edition #4: Near Earth Asteroids—Why we go, how we find them, and maybe mine them

Artist's concept of near-Earth asteroids

Air Date: 09/02/2016
Run Time: 1:04:18

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Topics: near-Earth asteroids, history, Space Policy, comets, Earth impact hazard, OSIRIS-REx, Planetary Radio

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In honor of OSIRIS-REx—NASA’s newest asteroid mission—we explore the policy and history of near-Earth Objects: why NASA explores them, how the government plans to find and defending the planet, and the how policy can keep up with ambitious plans to mine asteroids.

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