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NASA’s DART Mission Successfully Redirects Asteroid, Demonstrates Ability to Protect Earth

NASA’s daring planetary defence mission, Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), was a smashing success. The spacecraft smashed into an asteroid, altering its trajectory through space. Scientists have released their analysis of the mission and its aftermath, and the results are remarkable. The DART spacecraft targeted a harmless asteroid, the Dimorphos, 6.8 million miles from Earth. […]

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Canada Launches First-Ever Moon Rover to Search for Frozen Water

Canada is set to put itself at the forefront of space exploration with its first-ever moon rover, which could help reveal the moon’s dark side.[0] The Canadian Press/HO-University of Alberta, 2022 Canadensys Aerospace Corp., *MANDATORY CREDIT*.[1] In November, it was decided that Canadensys would construct the lunar rover and provide assistance with the scientific instruments […]

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SpaceX Launches Crew-6 for Historic 34th Mission to ISS

SpaceX launched its Crew-6 mission for NASA early Thursday morning (March 2), sending a complement of four astronauts on their way to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) in a little over 24 hours.[0] The mission marks the 34th time SpaceX has launched astronauts, both for government and private missions, since its first crewed […]

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NASA’s DART Mission Successfully Re-Directs Asteroid and Gathers Valuable Data for Future Deflection Attempts

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission was the first attempt to intentionally collide a spacecraft with an asteroid, in an effort to demonstrate a planetary defense technique.[0] On September 26, 2022, the DART spacecraft smashed into a small asteroid moon called Dimorphos, which orbits a larger asteroid called Didymos.[0] The collision altered the path […]

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