Planetary Radio • Oct 17, 2011

All-Star CalTech Panel Discussion: Moving an Asteroid

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Louis D. Friedman

Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus for The Planetary Society

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Tom Jones

Astronaut for Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

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Rusty Schweickart

B612 Foundation Chairman and Apollo 9 Astronaut

John Lewis

planetary scientist

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer for 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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