Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, 7 pm:
Russell Schweickart, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 9 and the first person to step outside a spacecraft without an umbilical cord, also served as Commissioner of Energy for the state of California. He was the founder and president of the Association of Space Explorers, the professional organization of astronauts and cosmonauts. Schweickart is currently Chairman of the Board of the B612 Foundation, dedicated to protecting the future of humanity by developing and demonstrating ways to deflect asteroids that are heading our way.
He will discuss what we know about the threat of cosmic rocks and the various ways that have been suggested for saving the Earth from large asteroid impacts, including both nuclear and non-nuclear alternatives.
Please come early as we expect a full house for this
very special program.
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