FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7582 posts, RR: 7 Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4299 times:
So NASA needs more money to try to scan the sky of deadly asteroids. When I read the article two things came to mind. First why is the US the only country with a near earth object program? Anyone know of other countries which have it.
And second why have they not gotten the funding? I think this is a pretty important issue, more important than building a bridge in Missouri or buying new private jets IMO. Where is the money for an extremely important program. One day a large asteroid will hit earth the human race should find a way to protect its self. What are your guys opinions on funding research in findings ways to avoid an asteroid impact or at least having funding to find the ones that could kill the whole planet. http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/0...nasa.asteroid.detection/index.html
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