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«Asteroid, We're Coming For You» : NASA Launches Mission, A First.

'Asteroid, We're Coming For You': NASA Launches Mission, A First

A NASA mission to deliberately smash a spacecraft into an asteroid blasts off.

NASA has launched a mission to smash a spacecraft into an asteroid -- a world's first to test asteroid-deflecting technology. The space probe will crash into the asteroid to alter its speed and course.

"Asteroid Dimorphos: we're coming for you!" the space agency tweeted today.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) experiment lifted off at 10:21 pm Pacific Time from Vandenberg Space Force Base in the US, NASA TV's livestream showed.

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