NASA launches mission to crash into a near-Earth asteroid to try to change its motion in space

A NASA spacecraft that will deliberately crash into an asteroid has successfully launched. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test lifted off at 10:21 p.m. PT on November 23. NASA will test its asteroid deflection technology in September 2022 to see how it impacts the motion of a near-Earth asteroid in space.

NASA launches mission to crash into a near-Earth asteroid to try to change its motion in space
A NASA spacecraft that will deliberately crash into an asteroid has successfully launched. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test lifted off at 10:21 p.m. PT on November 23. NASA will test its asteroid deflection technology in September 2022 to see how it impacts the motion of a near-Earth asteroid in space.