Public Talk

Planetary Defense from Asteroids - Coming Soon to a Planet Near You

September 21, 2016

When: September 21, 2016 7:00PM
Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara

Edward Lu

Liquid Robotics

We are on the verge of having the capability to defend our planet from devastating asteroid impacts.  Advances in asteroid hunting telescopes will soon give us the ability to know of the potential for an impending asteroid impact decades before the impact, giving us time to gently nudge the asteroid so that it misses the Earth.  Surprisingly, the hardest part of this process may be the decision making required to protect the Earth.  

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Edward Lu

We are pleased to announce that former NASA astronaut Dr. Edward Lu will be speaking at our event in September! Dr. Lu spent 12 years of his career as a NASA astronaut, flying on three space missions and spending over 200 days in space. He was also one of the first astronauts to live on the International Space Station for a period of six months. He currently serves as Chief of Innovative Applications at Liquid Robotics, a company located in Silicon Valley that specializes in ocean data services and Chairman of B612 Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to predict and prevent catastrophic asteroid impacts on Earth.


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