"The task of defending Earth from objects falling from the skies seems most fitting for NASA, or perhaps for a multinational civilian agency that might be created. Which raises the question: What could NASA, or anyone else, actually do to provide a defense?... Unlike in the movies, where impossibly good-looking, wisecracking men and women grab space suits and race to the launchpad immediately after receiving a warning that something is approaching from space, in real life preparations to defend against a space object would take many years."
Terrence Henry is a freelance writer living in Austin, Texas.
Terrence Henry is a freelance writer living in
Austin, Texas. In January 2009, he and his wife embarked on a food tour
of Argentina, Spain, Italy, England, Canada, and the United States. Some 13 months later he settled in Austin, where he is now learning
the art of Texas barbecue and writing about food and film.