DART Spacecraft Set to Hit Asteroid in Planetary Protection Test in 2 Weeks, NASA Says

DART Spacecraft Set to Hit Asteroid in Planetary Protection Test in 2 Weeks, NASA Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards, will impact its target asteroid Dimorphos on September 26, NASA and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) mission planners told a press conference on Monday.

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