NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine believes the prospect of a killer asteroid colliding with Earth isn’t something reserved for science fiction films. Bridenstine made the case for why the US should be fortifying its defense against meteor events on Monday at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in Washington, D.C. It comes as NASA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other parties will conduct a defense drill at the conference that simulates what it would be like if an asteroid were heading straight for Earth. Scroll down for video NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine made the case for why the US should be fortifying its defense against meteor events at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in Washington, D.C. ‘We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it’s not about the movies,’ Bridenstine said at the conference. ‘This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know, right now, to host life and that is the planet Earth.’ He pointed to the Chelyabinsk Event as evidence of the increasing seriousness and potential for these events. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next America’s renewable energy usage set to surpass coal… Astronomers spot ‘extraordinary’ black hole ejecting plasma… United, Delta and… Read full this story
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