NEO NEWS (27 Oct 2015) Halloween Asteroid, AIDA Mission, Mass Extinctions

Oct 28
ROBERT FARQUHAR (1932-2015). Bob Farquhar died on October 18. He was a genius both in calculating spacecraft orbits and in convincing NASA to support his strategies to get far more out of planetary missions than had originally been planned. Among his contributions were the NEAR-Shoemaker mission to EROS and the extended ISEE mission. Keith Cowing called him “a steely-eyed missile man and a genuine space cowboy who always knew exactly how to get NASA to do what it

NEOShield-2 Presentation in Israel – IAC 2015

Oct 27
Victor Bar, one of our NEOShield-2 ambassadors, recently delivered a presentation on the NEO threat & the NEOShield-2 project at the International Astronautical Congress in Israel. Read his article on the lecture here!   On 15th October during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) which was held in Jerusalem, Israel, another interesting event took place and one which was the first of its kind; a presentation outlining the NEO threat to Earth and the NEOShield-2 project.

Get ready for our Live Twitter Q&A sessions!

Oct 05
To mark World Space Week, we’re hosting two Q&A sessions on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Our experts will be answering live any questions you have about the topic, so have some questions at the ready! Taking part is easy: Visit our Twitter page on Wednesday and Thursday between 16:00 – 17:30 CEST Ask your questions by mentioning us (@NEOShieldTeam) Our experts will reply to you live on the NEOShieldTeam account by mentioning the authors of


Oct 02
  Our NEOShield-2 Quiz // World Space Week 2015 Edition has now begun on Facebook and Twitter. Answer 10+ questions correctly and win some great prizes. It only takes 5 minutes to enter and it doesn’t cost anything! Read the rules here.