Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid - Yahoo! NewsMOSCOW – Russia's space agency chief said Wednesday a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off course and reduce the chances of earth impact, even though U.S. scientists say such a scenario is unlikely.
Anatoly Perminov told Golos Rossii radio the space agency would hold a meeting soon to assess a mission to Apophis. He said his agency might eventually invite NASA, the European Space Agency, the Chinese space agency and others to join the project.
I think what we all need to know is who the scruffy yet loveable oil riggers they're going to gather for the team are. I think it would be great if we forced Steve Buscemi to go up, as all the while he's screaming, "I...I'm an actor! I don't know anything about astrophysics or controlled detonations!"
NASA calculated the odds of the asteroid of hitting the earth as 250,000:1. With those odds on our side, should the Russians go up and possibly make things worse some how?