|In just a few days, you can watch live as NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) deliberately crashes into a faraway asteroid. DART is humanity’s first attempt to change the motion of an asteroid in space by intentionally crashing a spacecraft into it. DART’s target asteroid is not a threat to Earth but is the perfect testing ground to see if this method of asteroid deflection – known as the kinetic impactor technique – would be a viable way to protect our planet if an asteroid on a collision course with Earth were discovered in the future. DART will impact its target asteroid, Dimorphos, a small moonlet orbiting a larger asteroid by the name of Didymos, at 7:14 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 26.|
An audio recording of the Sept. 23 teleconference on the Artemis I cryogenic demonstration test is now available on our YouTube page.
NEXT LIVE EVENTS
Monday, Sept. 26
3:30 p.m. (approximately) – NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 arrival at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center
4:30 p.m. (approximately) – NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Flight Readiness Review media teleconference
5:30 p.m. – Watch a live feed from NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft (Streaming on NASA TV’s media channel)
6 p.m. – Live coverage begins for NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impact with the asteroid Dimorphos (Impact targeted for 7:14 p.m.)
8 p.m. – NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) post-impact press briefing
FUTURE LIVE EVENTS
Wednesday, Sept. 28
9:35 a.m. – International Space Station Expedition 67/68 change of command ceremony (Artemyev hands over space station command to Cristoforetti)
Thursday, Sept. 29
3:15 a.m. – Coverage of the undocking of the International Space Station Expedition 67 Soyuz MS-21 from the space station (Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov; undocking scheduled at 3:34 a.m. EDT)
5:45 a.m. – Coverage of the International Space Station Expedition 67 Soyuz MS-21 deorbit burn and landing in Kazakhstan (Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov; deorbit burn scheduled at 6:03 a.m. EDT, landing scheduled at 6:57 a.m. EDT)
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