NASA Declares DART A Planetary Defense Success

Imagery from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows the debris blasted from the surface of Dimorphos.


Credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/Hubble
HOUSTON—NASA has declared its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission a major success in its demonstration of a “kinetic impact” strategy that could be used to change the trajectory of a large asteroid on a course to impact the Earth. It was late Sept. 26 that the 1,260-lb., refrigerator...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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