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Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

NASA is developing Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the first-ever mission that will deflect a near-Earth asteroid. The DART will be built and managed by the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). It is a proposed space probe that would demonstrate the kinetic effects of crashing an impactor spacecraft into an asteroid moon. The mission is intended ..

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OSIRIS-Rex

OSIRIS-Rex stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer.  It is an unmanned spacecraft and NASA’s first mission. The mission was launched in 2016 to collect samples from asteroid 101955Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid near to earth  and return a sample to Earth on 24 September 2023 for detailed analysis. The material returned is expected ..

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