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Russia targets asteroid headed for Earth
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Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

AFP – Russian Soyuz TMA-17 is set to blast off to the International Space Station. Three astronauts from Japan, … .By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press Writer – 40 mins ago
MOSCOW – Russia is considering sending a spacecraft to a large asteroid to knock it off its path and prevent its collision with Earth — a collision NASA considers highly unlikely — the head of the country's space agency said Wednesday.

Anatoly Perminov said the space agency will hold a meeting soon to assess a mission to Apophis, telling Golos Rossii radio that it would invite NASA, the European Space Agency, the Chinese space agency and others to join the project once it is finalized.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_russia_asteroid_encounter
 
Although I'm sure that Razor is doggedly on the trail. He will ferret out the answer.
 
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