Get Ready to Protect Earth from Asteroids – Planetary Defense in Your Hands

Monday 21 October 2019, 15:00 – 16:30
Room: 146A
Format: Panel Discussion

Organizers

Alex KARL

Operations Engineer, Space Applications Services

Belgium

Nancy WOLFSON

President, Disrupting Space LLC

United States of America

Get Ready to Protect Earth from Asteroids – Planetary Defense in Your Hands

Imagine the following news headline: Asteroid on collision course with Earth – what would be your thoughts? Is there anything we can do about it? Where will it hit? What are the consequences? Is it even confirmed or just sensationalism? Wonder no more! Join this Special Session on Planetary Defense and learn from the top experts what is fact and what is fiction. Participate in an exercise that let’s you decide what to do.

Facilitator

Nancy WOLFSON

President, Disrupting Space LLC

United States of America

Speakers

Bill NYE

CEO, The Planetary Society

United States of America

Lindley JOHNSON

Planetary Defense Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Dumitru-Dorin PRUNARIU

Cosmonaut, NEO Expert, Association of Space Explorers

Romania

Mariella GRAZIANO

Executive Director Space Systems and Robotics, GMV Aerospace & Defence SAU

Spain

Alex KARL

Executive Director Space Systems and Robotics, GMV Aerospace & Defence SAU, Space Applications Services

Belgium

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