Surprisingly that was not one of the steps given to us by Charles Bolden the head of NASA.
This week he spoke at a Congressional hearing about protecting the Earth from asteroids and how much it's going to cost to protect us even more.
Just to let you know, there currently IS NOT a big asteroid headed our way trheatening to wipe out civilization, however, if one were to be headed this way this is the things we would want to know.
#1.) An asteroid with a diameter of about six-tenths of a mile, quote, "could plausibly end civilization."
#2.) 95% of the asteroids flying nearest to the Earth ARE that big.
#3.) And finally, if there's an asteroid headed toward the U.S. and NASA doesn't detect it until it's about three weeks away? Quote, "Pray."
Again, no asteroid that we know of is on the way here but he just wanted the world to know why we should worry.