INTERACTIVE CHELYABINSK QUIZOn 15 February 2013, a fireball blazed across the sky over the Ural Mountains in Russia. The asteroid broke up over the Chelyabinsk region, injuring inhabitants below and leaving destruction in its wake.
AN INTERACTIVE VIDEO OF THE CHELYABINSK EVENTRe-experience February 15, 2013. The day a meteor exploded over Russia
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Brian May – Queen guitarist, astrophysicist and Co-Founder of Asteroid Day.
Danica Remy – COO of B612 and Co-Founder of Asteroid Day.
Grig Richters – German filmmaker and Co-Founder of Asteroid Day.
Rusty Schweickart – Apollo 9 astronaut, Co-Founder of the Association of Space Explorers, B612 and Asteroid Day.
Mark Boslough – Physicist at Sandia National Laboratories and Chair of the Asteroid Day Expert Panel (ADXP).
Debbie Lewis – Deputy Chair of the Asteroid Day Expert Panel and Risk Crisis and Disaster Management at Axiom.
Alan Harris – DLR Institute of Planetary Research.
Amanda Sickafoose – Planetary astronomer who works in Cape Town at the SAAO Observatory.
Carolyn Shoemaker – American astronomer and is a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
Dante Lauretta – Principal Investigator of OSIRIS-REx and an Asteroid Day Expert.
Ed Lu – Two time shuttle astronaut, planetary scientist and co-founder of B612.
Eric Christensen – Director of the Catalina Sky Survey for near-Earth objects and an Asteroid Day Expert.
Josep Maria Trigo-Rodríguez – Professor at the High-Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Patrick Michel – Senior Researcher, CNRS. Leader planetary science group at Côte d’Azur and an Asteroid Day Expert.
Roger-Maurice Bonnet – Former Director of Scientific Programmes at ESA.
Tom Jones – US astronaut, Planetary scientist and an Asteroid Day Expert.
Vishnu Reddy – Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona and an Asteroid Day Expert.
Željko Ivezić – LSST Project Scientist. University of Washington. Department of Astronomy.
Anousheh Ansari – Iranian-American engineer, astronaut and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems.
Chris Hadfield – Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space.
Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu – First and only Romanian cosmonaut. He is also the first Asteroid Day ambassador.
Garrett Reisman – American engineer and former NASA astronaut. Interviewed by Victor Bar. In Hebrew & English.
Helen Sharman – British chemist who became the first British astronaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991.
Luca Parmitano – Italian engineer and astronaut in the European Astronaut Corps for the European Space Agency.
Pedro Duque – Spanish astronaut and a veteran of two space missions. (In Spanish)
Tim Peake – European Space Agency astronaut and a former International Space Station crew member.
Bill Nye the Science Guy – American science educator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer.
Sir Crispin Tickell – British diplomat, environmentalist, and academic.
David Eicher – American editor, writer, and popularizer of astronomy and space. He is Asteroid Day’s Editor-in-Chief.
Geoff Notkin – Host of Meteorite Men on Science Channel, meteorite hunter, artist, writer, musician and owner of Stanegate Studios.
Jan Wörner – German civil engineer and the Head of the European Space Agency.
Lord Martin Rees – British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He is Britain’s Astronomer Royal.
Peter Gabriel – English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist.
Roger Blandford – British theoretical astrophysicist, best known for his work on black holes.
Scott Manley – Astronogamer and Host of Asteroid Day Update.
Stephen Hawking – English theoretical physicist, cosmologist.
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