. NASA spacecraft en route to smash into asteroid after launch « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBC – NASA launched a spacecraft Tuesday night on a mission to smash into an asteroid and test whether it would be possible to knock a speeding space rock off course if one were to threaten Earth.

The DART spacecraft, short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in a $330 million US project with echoes of the Bruce Willis movie Armageddon.

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