Re: Investing in FAI research: now vs. later

From: Rolf Nelson (
Date: Sun Feb 24 2008 - 13:41:53 MST

On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Rolf Nelson <>

> Despite this, I would estimate asteroid-impact overall commands more
> resources than FAI does.**

For now, the estimate appears to be correct:

"Currently, NASA carries out the "Spaceguard Survey" to find NEOs greater
than 1 kilometer in diameter,
and this program is currently budgeted at $4.1 million per year for FY 2006
through FY 2012."


It would be interesting to compare academic astronomers' attitude towards
Spaceguard with academic computer scientists' attitudes towards FAI.

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