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NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office
NASA’s new organisation, the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO), was announced in early January. Committed to protecting Earth from dangerous asteroids, the PDCO has been established with a view to synchronise American efforts to handle dangerous space rocks on a collision course with Earth and to supervise those NASA-funded projects that focus on the characterisation of NEOs. Lindley Johnson, head of the new PDCO, says that he will also be working closely with NEO experts
Asteroid Day press conference today!
Asteroid Day is holding a press conference today at 1500 CET (1400 UTC) to announce new partnerships and activities planned for this year’s Asteroid Day. Be sure to tune in to the live stream here! Don’t worry if you can’t watch it live; you can still access the press conference when it’s over by clicking on the same link. For more details on the conference, take a look at the press