Latest United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Stories
In June of last year, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden spoke to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and shared with the international community what NASA is doing to detect and track asteroids.
Rewind to the late 1950s. The Soviet Union had just launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik. The United States, caught short, was scrambling to catch up, kick-starting a Cold War space race that would last for decades. Space was up for grabs, and it seemed like anything could happen.
Scientists have gathered with other experts to create a strategy for potentially hazardous Near earth Objects (NEOs).
NASA officials have identified a large asteroid that is currently on course to hit Earth in approximately three decades time, leading experts to begin discussing possible ways to change its course, various media outlets reported on Tuesday.
The United Nations (UN) should prepare a course of action, just in case the Earth should ever be contacted by extraterrestrials, scientists say in a new, extraterrestrial focused edition of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
51st session of COPUOS ends in Vienna Vienna, June 20 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) ended its 10-day-long 51st Session in Vienna Friday. The session focused on the special theme "Space and Education".
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).