Mexico City- Tonight, DART took off from NASA, which aims to hit the spacecraft against an asteroid to divert it.
This is the first defense mission in history. DART is launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The mission is to show that in the event of a possible space threat in the form of asteroids, the Earth may have some method of diverting it.
The test is performed with the asteroid Dimorphos, which is a small moon orbiting the asteroid Didymos, near Earth, so according to researchers from the space organization, it is safe.
The broadcast can be followed via NASA’s YouTube channel and various accounts on twitter.