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Workshop for the Media on Planetary Defense
at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Sunday, March 17, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Indian Springs

3:00: Introduction – JoAnna Wendel, lead communications specialist, Planetary Sciences Division, Office of Communications, NASA Headquarters

3:05–3:15: Planetary defense 101 – Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer, NASA Headquarters
3:15–3:25: Q&A

3:25–3:35: NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations Program and progress against objectives – Kelly Fast, NEO Observations Program Manager, NASA Headquarters
3:35–3:45: Q&A

3:45–3:55: The global NEO observing and communication network – Rob Landis, Program Executive, Planetary Defense Coordination Office, NASA Headquarters

3:55–4:05: Q&A

4:05–4:15: NEO characterization – Vishnu Reddy, Associate Professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona

4:15–4:25: Q&A

4:25–4:45: Break

4:45–4:55: Modeling NEO impacts – Lindley Johnson

4:55–5:05: Q&A

5:05–5:15: Testing the global asteroid-impact warning system – Michael Kelley, Lead Program Scientist, Planetary Defense Coordination Office, NASA Headquarters

5:15–5:25: Q&A

5:25–5:35: Impact mitigation and NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test – Lindley Johnson

5:35–5:45: The Near Earth Object Camera mission – Amy Mainzer, Principal Investigator, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

5:45–6:00: Q&A