"Our goal is to hunt asteroids that could hit the Earth and potentially cause human devastation. The B612 Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization started by a group of notable scientists, including two former NASA astronauts. Our vision is to harness the power of science and technology to protect the future of our planet, while extending our reach into the solar system. Our name was inspired by the famed children's book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. B612 is the asteroid home cared for by The Little Prince."