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NASA now has an official plan for taking out asteroids
Glenn Beck website ^ | June 22, 2018 | Glenn Beck

Posted on 06/23/2018 1:13:15 PM PDT by TBP

The next time asteroids menace the earth, we'll be ready. Because NASA has created a plan.

But before you get too excited, unfortunately, NASA's just-released plan does not include a Bruce Willis-led crew of roughnecks landing on an asteroid and blowing it to smithereens with a nuke. Which begs the question, if that's not part of the plan, what's a potential "Space Force" actually for?

Yesterday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report titled, the "National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan." Okay, see, this is the problem with government bloat. That title is a waste of words. Just call it "Armageddon."

The report is 18 pages of steps for NASA and FEMA to take over the next decade to prevent big asteroids from clanking into Earth. Wait, why is FEMA part of this action plan? Well, you know, in case the NASA part fails and we do get squashed by an asteroid. FEMA calls the we-get-squashed scenario "a low-probability but high-consequence event."

Step one in the NASA plan is better asteroid detection and tracking. That seems important. You can't dodge punches you never see coming.

Second, improving our ability to predict where an asteroid might hit, so FEMA can respond appropriately.

Third, the awesome part — asteroid deflection. So, if NASA's not using tough oil-drillers to land on and kill the asteroid, how would they do it? The plan would be to launch a spacecraft toward an asteroid that would change the asteroid's trajectory just enough to give us earthlings a good scare and a great show. But live to tell about it.

NASA has plans to experiment with this deflection technique with a spacecraft launching in 2021. It's called the "Double Asteroid Redirection Test" or DART. Clever.

Currently, astronomers have found over 8,000 asteroids in space measuring at least 460 feet across. That would be big enough to pulverize an entire state if it hit the US. But don't worry — only one-third of all near-earth asteroids are that large.

So, just a 33.3 percent chance of total annihilation.


TOPICS: Astronomy; Government; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: asteroids; catastrophism; glennbeck; glenndreck; nasa; plan
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Good to know. We don't have to worry about asteroids. NASA will save us.
1 posted on 06/23/2018 1:13:15 PM PDT by TBP
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2 posted on 06/23/2018 1:17:07 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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3 posted on 06/23/2018 1:17:55 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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NASA will save us.

God have mercy we're screwed.

4 posted on 06/23/2018 1:21:59 PM PDT by Ciaphas Cain ("Progressivism" is as every kind of evil: it can never create, only corrupt and destroy.)
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Bruce Willis?


5 posted on 06/23/2018 1:27:20 PM PDT by shalom aleichem ("Why is struck/stroke still employed?")
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6 posted on 06/23/2018 1:31:42 PM PDT by Simon Green ("Arm your daughter, sir, and pay no attention to petty bureaucrats.")
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Now we know why their mission was changed to glorifying Allah a few years ago. They are going to drive a truck bomb into the asteroid and they needed Muslim know-how to make that happen.


7 posted on 06/23/2018 1:36:09 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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Send pic of Hellary and Debbie out to space and nothing will venture near.


8 posted on 06/23/2018 1:47:05 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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You mean NASA? But what about the collateral damage? You would end up taking out most of DC.


9 posted on 06/23/2018 1:56:25 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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Well Glenn Beck can scoff all he wants but what is HIS plan for preventing asteroids from hitting the Earth? The issue gets scant attention because such action might not be needed for 10,000 years or might be needed next month. Who knows? But one thing we do know from history is that a big rock will someday slam into the Earth again.


10 posted on 06/23/2018 2:02:05 PM PDT by plain talk
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And?


11 posted on 06/23/2018 2:32:36 PM PDT by null and void (Social justice warriors, killing the trees that produce the fruits of liberty.)
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Close... I’d have put Preparation H-Bomb/ -Balm(?)


12 posted on 06/23/2018 3:03:06 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas (12:01 PM 1/20/2017...The end of an error.)
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NASA = Never A Straight Answer

Fortunately, however, I have sources in NASA who given me the _real_ "above top secret" plan.

(1) Each "foreign" object will be registered, named and given an identity card. Yes, NASA will fly a vehicle to the object and put an American flag on it with the identity card on the flag.

2. NASA will issue a Request for Bids to determine which private contractor gets to deal with the "foreign object". This contracting process is expected to take between six months and a year.

3. In the meantime if the object is about to hit the Earth before the contracting process is complete a "Duck and Cover" booklet from the 1950s will be air-dropped to potentially affected areas.

4. If the object survives a collision with Earth it will be issued food stamps, Section 8 housing vouchers, a driver's license indicating its chosen sexual identity, a clunker vehicle, and free education at the local state university.

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13 posted on 06/23/2018 3:35:06 PM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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14 posted on 06/23/2018 3:52:26 PM PDT by moovova
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I did always refer to my ‘little problem’ as asteroids, ticked off my mom nine ways to Sunday and made my daddy laugh. Now I have ‘tears’ and they ain’t from crying! :-O


15 posted on 06/23/2018 4:36:14 PM PDT by Patriot777 ("When you see these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.")
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I threw that rock 20 years ago, wow its still going..


16 posted on 06/23/2018 4:37:22 PM PDT by Patriot777 ("When you see these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.")
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They didn’t have that old school one in the game room at the movies today, waah..


17 posted on 06/23/2018 4:39:12 PM PDT by Patriot777 ("When you see these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.")
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18 posted on 06/23/2018 4:46:17 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer
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To: shalom aleichem

Yes.

They stole his design.


19 posted on 06/23/2018 4:54:48 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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The plan would be to launch a spacecraft toward an asteroid that would change the asteroid's trajectory

Like the Muslims who drive a truck into a crowd of Americans ?

20 posted on 06/23/2018 4:56:45 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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