SpaceX, NASA launch test mission of asteroid-deflecting spacecraft

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SpaceX launched NASA’s planetary defense mission, Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), on a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Tuesday. The mission is an attempt to understand how to deflect an asteroid off a collision course toward Earth.

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