Project Spaceguard

from Rendezvous with Rama (1973) by Arthur C. ClarkeRating: 3.7     (34 ratings)

 
A hundred years earlier, a much poorer world, with far feebler resources, had squandered its wealth attempting to destroy weapons launched, suicidally, by mankind against itself. The effort had never been successful, but the skills acquired then had not been forgotten. Now they could be used for a far nobler purpose, and on an infinitely vaster stage. No meteorite large enough to cause catastrophe would ever again be allowed to breach the defenses of Earth.
So began Project SPACEGUARD. Fifty years later -- and in a way that none of its designers could ever have anticipated -- it justified its existence.




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