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Planetary Defense

A collection of ideas and efforts to prevent human extinction from Earth-crossing orbits (ECOs) of asteroids and comets that become potentially hazardous objects (PHOs).

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Pandemics of disease

Persistent threats to the human family that emerge and reemerge across the face of Earth with potential to cause extinction or near-extinction. Pandemics can be combated through accelerated medical research at the International Space Station.

 

 

 

International Space Station

A partnership among Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States. The ISS is a precedent for and a record of lessons learned in planning and executing multinational collaborative space exploration initiatives.

 

 

 

Education Advancement Fund International

Since its founding in 2002, Education Advancement Fund International (EAFI) has initiated various programs to facilitate international education exchange, cultural understanding, global education reform and gender equality in education by assisting poor, minority and learning disabled students to overcome financial barriers to appropriate education.

 

 

 

Theresa Hitchens, Future Security in Space: Charting a Cooperative Course (2004)

Theresa Hitchens is a former defense issues journalist. She has served as the editor of Defense News, the director of the Center for Defense Information (CDI) in Washington, D.C. and the director of the United Nations Institution for Disarmament Research (UNIDR) in Geneva.

 

 

 

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA)

Established in 2007, UNPA meets annually in different cities of the world to draft declarations for how best to achieve representative democracy through the United Nations system.

 

 

 

Wernher von Braun, The Mars Project (1991, 1962, 1953)

Wernher von Braun was briefly imprisoned by Heinrich Himmler (Gestapo) during World War II for being suspected of discussing how to send 70 plus humans to Mars instead of bombing London with the V-1 and V-2 rockets. Von Braun became the father of the United States space program. His engineering team created the Saturn V rocket booster that took the first humans to Earth’s moon.

 

 

 

Astronaut Story Musgrave (NASA)

Dr. Story Musgrave is the only astronaut to fly aboard all five United States space shuttles. In addition to photographing Earth from low Earth orbit (LEO) by taking time away from both his sleep and eating schedule during his missions, Dr. Musgrave offers more extensive individual reflection on our past, present and future in the universe through his personal website above. See also spacestory.com for Musgrave’s space photography.