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September 2015 Newsletter
Welcome to the September installment of the B612 Foundation newsletter. Read about the recent bolide seen over Bangkok, listen to Ed's recent interview on NPR, and find other great asteroid-related news, events and videos!
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NPR's Planet Money Interviews Ed Lu

"The asteroid problem is solvable. But as Jacob Goldstein from our PLANET MONEY podcast reports, the hard part is getting the world to pay for it.”

NPR's Planet Money talks about the financial impacts of asteroid impacts with B612 CEO Ed Lu.

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Bangkok Bolide in Daytime Dashcam Video

Just this past week, a new dashcam video recorded by a driver in Nonthaburi, Thailand, shows a bright explosion in the morning sky during a commute.

Just a reminder that asteroid impacts happen all the time… so keep those dashcams handy.


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Asteroid Day and NEOShield-2 Partnership 

Recently our friends at Asteroid Day announced their partnership with NEOShield-2 as a joint agreement to promote public awareness and outreach. NEOShield-2 is the science and technology consortium begun in March 2015 as a follow on to the successful NEOShield-1 project, under the direction of Airbus Defense and Space.

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New 100X Asteroid Declaration Signatories

The awareness movement to protect Earth from asteroid impacts is ongoing. Recent signatories to the 100X Asteroid Declaration include the first Korean astronaut, Soyeon Yi, Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, and science educator and Youtube personality Scott Manley.

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Disaster Playground Now Available on Netflix

You may remember our interview earlier this year with Director Nelly Ben Hayoun about her documentary, Disaster Playground, which premiered at SXSW earlier this year. Disaster Playground investigates future outer space catastrophes and the procedures in place to manage, assess, and minimize the risks. And now you can watch it on Netflix!

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Ed Lu Speaks at Geekwire Summit, Seattle

Calling all Seattle resident geeks! Check out the GeekWire Summit 2015 taking place on Oct. 1-2, 2015 at the Sheraton Seattle. Our own CEO, Ed Lu, will be a featured speaker. We hope you can make it to this great event.

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