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How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology 264

Matt_dk writes "Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart is among an international group of people championing the need for the human race to prepare for what will certainly happen one day: an asteroid threat to Earth. Schweickart said the technology is available today to send a mission to an asteroid in an attempt to move it, or change its orbit so that an asteroid that threatens to hit Earth will pass by harmlessly. But what would such a mission entail?"
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How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology

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What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.