NASA’s asteroid-deflecting test mission is just 1 month away from impact

We’re only one month out from affect — affect of NASA’s DART spacecraft into an asteroid, that’s.

Managed by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland for NASA, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the first-ever planetary protection take a look at. On Sept. 26 at 7:14 p.m. EDT (2314 GMT), the DART spacecraft will crash into the asteroid Dimorphos at roughly 15,000 mph (24,000 kph) in an try to change the celestial physique’s trajectory round a bigger asteroid known as Didymos

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