Asteroid Day is an official United Nations day of global awareness about the opportunities and challenges that asteroids present. Asteroid Day was co-founded by astrophysicist and famed musician Dr. Brian May of the rock group QUEEN, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, filmmaker Grig Richters, and B612 Foundation President Danica Remy.
13:01 Interview with Asteroid Foundation Vice Chair and Romanian Cosmonaut Dorin Prunariu
13:07 “Asteroid Safari: Finding the Elusive Space Rocks”
13:37 Interview with European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jan Wörner
13:46 “Target Asteroid: How to Move an Incoming Space Rock”
14:12 Interview with Luxembourg Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot
14:19 Interview with CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency Marc Serres
14:25 “From Satellites to Asteroids: Luxembourg’s and ESA’s role”
14:51 Interview with Head of Production & Digital Media Operations at BCE Xavier Thillen
14:57 Interview with Swedish Astronaut and Director of KTH Space Center Christer Fuglesang
15:04 “Preparing the Future: Making Tools to Investigate Asteroids”
15:29 Interview with Chief Technology Officer of the SES Ruy Pinto
15:35 Interview with Astronaut and President of B612 Foundation Ed Lu
15:41 “Ask Me Anything About Asteroids with Astronauts”
16:09 Interview with Chief Sales Officer Defence & Space Technology at Euro-Composites Christoph Herrmann
16:15 Interview with The Science Guy and CEO of the Planetary Society Bill Nye
16:34 “Seeing is Believing: The Art of Asteroid Computer Simulations”
16:55 Interview with Chief Executive Officer and owner of OHB Marco Fuchs
17:02 Interview with Chief Executive Officer of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce Carlo Thelen
17:08 “Ingredients of Life: Bringing Asteroid Samples to Earth”
17:44 Interview with British Astronomer Royal, Cosmologist and Astrophysicist Martin Rees
Panel hosts include Sarah Cruddas, Alan Boyle, Lisa Burke, Sabinije von Gaffke, and Stuart Clark. The panel summary descriptions can be found here. Asteroid Day LIVE is streaming over Asteroid Day TV and the detailed program schedule can be found on the Asteroid Day website. After Asteroid Day, the panels can be found there as well as on YouTube.
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