The spacecraft was named “DART”, which in English means “little arrow”, made up in this case from the initials of the phrase “Double Asteroid Redirection Test” (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), and it took off from California on a Falcon 9 rocket. From SpaceX at 22:21 local time (06:21 GMT Wednesday).
“Asteroid Demorphos, we’re coming to you,” NASA wrote in a tweet after the launch of the spacecraft.
Hours before takeoff, SpaceX announced that the weather conditions were favorable for the launch of the vehicle on time.
NASA scientist participating in this mission, Tom Statler, said in a press conference that this test “will be historic,” noting that “for the first time, humanity will change the motion of a natural space body in space.”
These were the details of the news “NASA” launches a rocket to deviate the path of an asteroid... for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at saudi24news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.