NASA's planetary defence test

NASA's DART mission begins the 6.8 million mile journey towards a head-on collision with an asteroid...
01 December 2021
Presented by Tricia Smith
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DART Mission Launch

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Now this might have flown under your radar, but last Wednesday NASA launched the DART mission, a spacecraft on a one-way collision course with an asteroid, in the world’s first full-scale planetary defence test. Tricia Smith asked Space Author Colin Stuart, if life as we know it is in danger…

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