NASA has launched a mission to smash a spacecraft into an asteroid — a world’s first to check asteroid-deflecting expertise. The house probe will crash into the asteroid to change its velocity and course.
“Asteroid Dimorphos: we’re coming for you!” the house company tweeted right this moment.
Asteroid Dimorphos: we’re coming for you!
— NASA (@NASA) November 24, 2021
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Take a look at) experiment lifted off at 10:21 pm Pacific Time from Vandenberg Area Drive Base within the US, NASA TV’s livestream confirmed.