Rusty Schweickart

Rusty Schweickart

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“The most important goal of all planetary defense efforts is to prevent the loss of life.”

“It’s a matter of setting priorities. And when the public is informed and aware that something can be done about it, and that it is not expensive to do it, it’s a matter of taking responsibility for the future. That kind of pressure will finally begin to affect governments and leaders around the world.”

“The way to protect earth and life from asteroid impacts is to find them early, find them early, find them early!”

Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 astronaut and Asteroid Day co-founder