IAA Conference: Gathering for Impact!

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) held its 3rd annual IAA Planetary Defense Conference on April 15-19, entitled “Gathering for Impact!” The conference included a special session on the February Chelyabinsk incident and reports on near Earth object (NEO) monitoring activities and preparations from the United Nations, European Space Agency, German Space agency DLR, and NASA as well as the non-profit NEO-hunting organization B612 Foundation. Although unable to attend in person due to NASA’s budget restrictions on travel, NASA Director of Planetary Science Dr. James Green delivered this addressed remotely to the gathered attendees:

You can watch more IAA Conference sessions here: http://www.livestream.com/pdc2013