NASA is Shooting a Rocket at an Asteroid and We Don’t Want to Miss It

DART, or Double Asteroid Redirection Test, is a mission to test NASA's asteroid deflection technology should the need ever arise. In the first-ever space mission of its kind, the spacecraft will launch on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket out of Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

Go behind the scenes of the making of DART with our favorite photos.

November 04, 2021
By: Discovery
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Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Photo By: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman