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Planetary RadioSeptember 2, 2016

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

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Casey Dreier

Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan
Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer, The Planetary Society

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Jason Callahan

Former Space Policy Advisor, The Planetary Society

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.

Artist's concept of near-Earth asteroids

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Artist's concept of near-Earth asteroids
Artist's view of asteroids passing Earth.

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Listen more: near-Earth asteroids, history, Space Policy, Earth impact hazard, asteroids, OSIRIS-REx, Planetary Radio

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