NASA's asteroid mission could prevent future catastrophes: Chris Hadfield

NASA's asteroid mission could prevent future catastrophes: Chris Hadfield

NASA's asteroid mission could prevent future catastrophes: Chris Hadfield Former ISS commander says the mission could provide a shield against asteroid strikes Chris Hadfield explains NASA's asteroid mission A NASA spacecraft is on its way to smash directly into an asteroid. The test is meant to determine whether it's possible to redirect an asteroid headed toward Earth. It's a plot straight out of a Hollywood movie. Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield told CBC News Network's Power & Politics the mission is worth undertaking. "If we can just deflect an asteroid the tiniest bit, when it's millions of kilometres away, then it's going to miss the Earth," he said. NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, launched on Tuesday. The spacecraft is expected to slam straight to the Dimorphos …
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