SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches NASA’s DART Starting 1st Test Mission to Defend Earth from Incoming Asteroids

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft overnight Wednesday, Nov. 24, starting the world’s first full-scale mission to defend Earth by testing technology to smash into a potentially hazardous incoming asteroid on a collision course with our Home Planet and threatening humanity’s future –  by firing

NASA’s DART Probe Ready for Launch on First Planetary Defense Test Mission: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Hearkening back to a Hollywood like thriller NASA is on the cusp of launching DART – the agency’s first ever Planetary Defense mission purposefully directed towards a near Earth binary asteroid system with a kinetic impactor to determine if its trajectory can be altered and deflected and thereby simulate saving  Earth and