Deep Impact on Congress

If we're going to protect Earth from asteroid 2004 MN4, which may or may not collide with our beloved home planet in 2036, Congress better take action. Now. So says Russell L. (Rusty) Schweickart, astronaut, businessman and chairman of the B612 Foundation - the non-profit organization on a mission to make sure we can "significantly alter the orbit of an asteroid in a controlled manner by 2015."

Here's the
call to action Rusty delivered at the recent National Space Society International Space Development Conference in Washington, D.C. (courtesy of SpaceRef).

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