A World Working Group to Combat the Asteroid Threat
"Space agencies from around the world laying the foundations for future efforts to deal with potentially harmful asteroids headed for Earth"
SPACE.com Download time: Nov 9 2010 8:37 AM ET
Space agencies around the world are working to be ready to coordinate their response to any potentially harmful asteroid headed for Earth.
To help focus a world-class planetary defense against threatening near-Earth objects, the space experts are seeking to establish a high-level Mission Planning and Operations Group, or MPOG for short.
Veteran astronauts and space planners gathered here at the European Space Agency's European Space Operations Center Oct. 27-29 to shape the asteroid threat response plan and establish an Information Analysis and Warning Network.…
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