European Space Agency Teams Up with NASA for Mission to Deflect Dangerous Earth-Bound Asteroids

Researchers and spacecraft engineers are set to meet in Rome next week to discuss a common goal of how to deflect dangerous, Earth-bound asteroids.

The ambitious, double-spacecraft mission, known as the Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA), will see experts from the U.S. space agency, NASA, and the European Space Agency (ESA) come together.

“It is vital that Europe plays a leading role in AIDA, an innovative mission originally developed through ESA research back in 2003, said Ian Carnelli from ESA.

Read more at Euro News

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