NASA’s First Mission to Deflect an Asteroid

NASA’s First Mission to Deflect an Asteroid

An asteroid is hurdling toward Earth, and NASA is going to stop it. At 1:21 a.m. EST, Nov. 24 (06:21 UTC), the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, embarking on a suicide mission to deflect an asteroid’s trajectory.