Meteor strikes on lobbyists' minds

By Dave Levinthal

Special interests have prodded U.S. government to fund tracking of killer space rocks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Space":

"… predicting or averting an even greater calamity. In 2008, the California Space Authority sent a lobbyist to Washington, D.C., in part to promote pas …"

"… also in 2008 lobbied on a section of HR 6063, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008, that directed NASA to continue e …"

Looking for interplanetary defense work?

By R. Jeffrey Smith

A quick take on Earth's defense system against asteroids, and a likely contractor for the job

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Alamos National Laboratory":

"… rd to pick out a front-runner.With uncanny foresight, some scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory prepared a video that was uploaded to YouTube in the middle of last month …"