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Planetary RadioOctober 17, 2011

All-Star CalTech Panel Discussion: Moving an Asteroid

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Louis D. Friedman

Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus, The Planetary Society

Astronaut Tom Jones
Tom Jones

Astronaut, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

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Rusty Schweickart

B612 Foundation Chairman and Apollo 9 Astronaut

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John Lewis

planetary scientist

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer, The Planetary Society

Why bring an asteroid closer to Earth? Don't we want to push them away? Both goals are considered by Lou Friedman, Tom Jones, John Lewis, Bill Nye, and Rusty Schweikart in highlights of a recent public discussion. Move over James Bond. Emily Lakdawalla busts some secrets about planetary science and so-called embargoes. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan have no secrets except the new space trivia contest answer in their What's Up segment.

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