(CBN) – NASA and various scientific experts are participating in their latest drill this week, examining what federal agencies would do in case an asteroid struck our planet. If you think this sounds like the good premise for a science fiction movie, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine would probably agree with you. However, Bridenstine thinks Earth could face the real possibility of such a catastrophic event within our lifetime.
The Daily Mail reports the NASA chief presented his argument why the US should be readying its defenses against objects from outer space Monday at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference held in Washington, DC. NASA, FEMA, and other agencies will conduct a defense drill at the conference, showing what would happen if an asteroid was on a collision course with the Earth. The plans are scheduled to be released for social media. Drills like this one are conducted every two years. READ MORE