David Morrisons NEO news (7th of November 2014)

Nov 07

NEO NEWS (07 November 2014)  Comet Landing, Comet Composition, and Asteroids as a Stepping Stone to Mars
 
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HOW TO LAND ON A COMET
NASA Science News November 3, 2014
 
Generally speaking, space missions fall into one of three categories: difficult, more difficult, and ridiculously difficult. Flybys are difficult. A spaceship travels hundreds of millions of miles through the dark void of space, pinpoints a distant planet or moon,






David Morrisons NEO NEWS (28 Oct 2014)

Oct 28

COMET SIDING SPRING ENCOUNTER WITH MARS
 
Comet Siding Spring came close enough to Mars that its visible coma barely brushed the planet. This is the closest comet encounter with either Earth or Mars ever observed. Several spacecraft in orbit around Mars observed the comet flyby.
 
Images were taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014. Comet Siding Spring is on its first trip this close to the Sun from the Oort



NEOShield Progress Meeting and Formal Review 2014

Oct 10

NEOShield PM2 Group Photo

Group Photo of the participants and reviewers of the NEOShield Progress Meeting and Formal Review 2014.

In the beginning of October the NEOShield Progress Meeting and Formal Review has been successfully held at the Airbus DS premisis in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

NEOShield PM2 working

NEOShield Team working hard during the NEOShield Progress Meeting and Formal Review 2014.

During this three day activity

David Morrisons NEO NEWS (02 Oct 2014)

Oct 02

NASA INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON NEO PROGRAM

In a widely reported news item, the NASA IG criticized the NASA NEO Program within NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The primary concerns were lack of program oversight as the NEO program funding has increased from $10M to $20M to $40M. The report also noted that the NASA program is unlikely to meet its goal of finding 90 percent of NEAs larger than 140m by 2020.

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