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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:41 AM
Russia Considers Meteor Impact Prevention Project
RIA Novosti said:
MOSCOW, August 25 (RIA Novosti) – A project to protect people and economic facilities from the impact of space objects could be launched in Russia this year, Russian Emergencies Ministry has announced.
“The Emergencies Ministry, working jointly with the Academy of Sciences, has been instructed to produce a design for a pilot project for the protection of people and social facilities from the impact of space objects,” reads a report by the ministry.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001