The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia.
Near Earth Objects and Planetary Defence is a volunteer made documentary about the current issues surrounding defending the Earth from asteroid and comet impacts. Scientists and astronomers have long worried about the potential devastation that an impact from space could cause, but recently engineers have been designing realistic missions to stop these natural disasters. In this documentary, international experts give their opinions on how to plan, pay for, build and safely execute a mission to stop an asteroid or comet.
All the views expressed by the interviewees are their own opinions and not necessarily that of their organisations.
Total film runtime: 29 minutes 06 seconds. Flash player is required to view this video.
English, Korean and Romanian Subtitles are available through the CC button in the youtube player
Directed by Andrew Bacon
Editing, Co-Production and Motion Graphics by Gavin Childs
Narration and Scriptwriting by Ryan Anderson
Interviews conducted by Andrew Bacon and Tejal Thakore at 2009 Planetary Defence Conference
Animations by Shiblee Imtiaz Hasan and Jeffrey Rivera, Music by DoKashiteru: http://ccmixter.org/people/DoKashiteru
Korean Translation by Yeongju Kim
Original Concept by the 2008 Space Generation Congress NEO Working Group:
- Andrew Bacon
- A.C. Charania
- Kat Corderre
- Mary D'Souza
- Yeongju Kim
- Dae In Park
- Tejal Thakore
All original content is published under the Creative Commons 3.0 Share-Alike License (A list of original and non-original content is shown at the end of the video). Must not be adapted or republished without permission from the copyright holder: Space Generation Advisory Council Logo, Spaceworks Engineering Ltd Images