In a statement before the U.S.
Congress, Dr. Carl Pilcher of NASA describes a
number of programs to detect and track NEOs.
A new program office to coordinate
NASA-sponsored efforts to detect, track and characterize
potentially hazardous asteroids and comets that
could approach Earth will be established at NASAs
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA.
NASA, in cooperation with the
US Air Force Space Command, has a plan to achieve
the Spaceguard goal of discovering 90% of the
large NEOs by 2009.