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Report: NASA Failing in Mission to Find Dangerous Asteroids Near Earth

The U.S. space agency's inspector general says NASA is failing in its congressionally-ordered mission to find 90 percent of potentially dangerous asteroids flying close to Earth. The official, Paul Martin, Monday criticized the agency's Near Earth Object program as being understaffed and badly managed. In his report, he says the program has so far found just 10 percent of asteroids and other objects bigger than 140 meters across and flying 45 million kilometers from...

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