NASA begins test mission of asteroid-deflection spacecraft

A spacecraft that must eventually crash to succeed was launched late Tuesday from California on a NASA mission to demonstrate the world’s first planetary defense system, which has been hit by a potential doomsday collision with Earth. The asteroid was designed to deflect. The DART spacecraft soared into the night sky at 10:21 a.m. Pacific … Read more

NASA to launch test mission of asteroid-deflection spacecraft

A SpaceX rocket was prepared to blast off from California late Tuesday as NASA seeks to demonstrate the first of its kind planetary defense system, designed to deflect an asteroid from a potential doomsday collision with Earth. has been done. The Dart mission will test NASA’s ability to alter an asteroid’s trajectory with kinetic force … Read more