Space Awareness

Space Foundation in Partnership with Asteroid Day

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The Space Foundation proudly joins with Asteroid Day in encouraging all possible steps to protect our home in the cosmos.

Asteroid Day is held each year on June 30, the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia.

This global awareness campaign brings together people from around the world to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities and future generations from asteroid impacts.

The Space Foundation has long urged space organizations around the world to undertake serious efforts to address the threat from Near Earth Objects including asteroids.

“For the first time in human history, we have the potential to avert a catastrophe of awesome proportions. We cannot rely on statistics alone, nor can we await a devastating impact before taking action. This very real threat demands our best efforts,” said Space Foundation Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Kevin C. Cook.

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This article is part of Space Watch: July 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 7).

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