Asteroid Day, United Nations’ day of global awareness and education
About asteroids, is observed its sixth year today Thirtieth June.
Asteroid Day , to promote awareness and provide knowledge to
The public about the importance of asteroids in our solar system history, And the role they play in our solar system today.Today is the day of the Largest asteroid impact of Earth in recorded history (Tunguska).
Asteroid Day evolved to include participation of national space Agencies,
ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos, ISRO, NASA, Scientists, astronomers, worldwide.
“Asteroid Day encourages the public and governments to learn more about Asteroids, the origin of our Solar System, and to support the resources necessary to find and deflect asteroids ”. explains Dr. Brian May. Through the Luxembourg Space Agency, leads the Space Resources. Its initiative
Is instrumental in the expansion of Asteroid Day, Marc Serresha.Etienne_Schneider” CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency states “Luxembourg is proud to be the global Headquarters for Asteroid Day and to aid in inspiring countries around the world to participate in this United Nations Day of education and awareness.
“On Asteroid Day, we share the latest information on the search for near-Earth asteroids that might pose a threat to our planet and discuss the space technologies we might apply together to help prevent a cosmic disaster. I’m especially interested in the joint NASA-ESA programs DART and HERA to demonstrate how we can deflect a near-Earth object.” shared Dr. Tom Jones, NASA astronaut, Association of Space Explorers. “Asteroid Day rightly demands that asteroids must be discovered since they pose a risk to our planet from time to time. The combination of NASA’s deflection mission DART and ESA’s mission HERA allows us to find out how asteroid deflection works and, at the same time, learn more about these celestial bodies. I am proud that OHB is the designated industrial prime for the HERA mission.” says OHB’s Marc Scheper, Head of Space Transportation, Robotic Missions and Exploration.