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Ex-Astronaut Talks Asteroids 'It Is Only a Matter of Time Until a Big One Hits'

European nations are currently deciding the future of an international program to prepare for the threat of asteroid impact. Former Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart fears that a hit could wipe out intelligent life on Earth. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke to him about his concerns.
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