NASA launches spacecraft for ‘planned collision’ with asteroid

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The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

The Dual Asteroid Guidance Test (DART) was launched on a SpaceX Falcon rocket.

Through this experiment, NASA will test whether an asteroid that could threaten Earth can change its direction.

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The spacecraft, which will travel 11 million kilometers, will reach the target area in October 2022.

The spacecraft will crash at Demorphos at 21,700 kilometers per hour.

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