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

Pentagon's space surveillance is overwhelmed despite spending billions to upgrade the system

By Laurel Adams

Pentagon can't keep up with tracking space objects that have risen five-fold in 30 years

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pentagon":

"… er hour, in an area 220,000 times the volume of Earth’s oceans.  …"