Rusty Schweickart

We Already Have the Technology to Save Earth From a “Don’t Look Up” Comet or Asteroid

What if a 10 km (6.5 mile)-wide asteroid was on a bee-line towards Earth, with an impending, calamitous impact just…

5 months ago

What the Astronauts Saw as They Orbited the Moon During Apollo 17

This view always gets me *right there.* But this new version really gets me. This is what Apollo 17 astronauts…

2 years ago

Relive Apollo 9’s Moon Lander Test 45 Years Ago Through Incredible NASA Images

Hard to believe the decades fly by so fast. It was 45 years ago today that the crew of Apollo…

8 years ago

What If Earth Was Threatened by An Asteroid Strike? Astronaut Panel Brings Up Ideas To Search, Deflect These Threats

"If we get hit 20 years from now, that's not bad luck. That's stupidity." That's what former NASA astronaut Ed…

9 years ago

Every Way Devised to Deflect an Asteroid

With asteroid 2005 YU55 passing close by Earth yesterday, this rather unsettlingly near flyby has many people wondering if we…

11 years ago

Human Mission to an Asteroid: Why Should NASA Go?

Imagine, if you can, the first time human eyes see Earth as a distant, pale blue dot. We’ve dreamed of…

11 years ago

Mitigating Asteroid Threats Will Take Global Action

[/caption] During the past 24 hours, the Earth has been hit by about a million small meteoroids – most of…

12 years ago

How to Deflect an Asteroid with Today’s Technology

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart is among an international group of people championing the need for the human race to…

12 years ago

Is the World Ready for An Asteroid Threat? Apollo’s Schweickart Pushes for Action

If we discover an asteroid heading directly towards Earth, are we ready to deal with the challenges of either deflection…

12 years ago