In the penultimate episode of our special series, the Media Mavens talk with expert Henrik Jacobsen, the Chairman for the Emergency Asteroid Defense Project.
Working to protect the planet, Jacobsen saw a need for this project at a young age, where while crowdfunding, was asked about the possibility of crowdfunding for asteroid defense. Researching methods to destroy or deflect these floating rocks, Jacobsen is not only focused on finding a reliable method for stopping them, but also a way to track these asteroids before they come.
With the Mavens team, Jacobsen discusses potential defense methods, the problems an asteroid impact could cause when hitting a major city, the greater control humans have at combatting this than other disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis, and what Jacobsen hopes for the perfect method to consist of. “What we want is to blow it up in the most efficient manner with a vehicle designed to blow into it as deep into it as possible” Jacobsen elaborated
Tune in this week to learn about “The Next Frontier of Asteroid Defense and Making the World a Safer Place” and get a glimpse into humanity's newest form of defense!