Local experts react to NASA’s “Planetary Defense Test” to change the orbit of an asteroid

After years of planning, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (“DART”) made a direct impact on an asteroid in the first-ever planetary defense test, the mission launched in November 2021. DART was positioned atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to make a seven million-mile flight to Asteroid Didymos. The intended target was the asteroid moon Demorphos. … Read more

NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts blast off into space

New York CNN Business – A Russian capsule has carried an American cosmonaut into space today, marking a remarkable continuation of the Russian-American partnership in space in an era of great geopolitical tension. The spacecraft took off from the famous Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on board were NASA astronauts Frank Rubio and Russian cosmonauts – … Read more