The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA's) Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is set to clash with an asteroid on September 26. The aircraft will make history as it crashes an asteroid in the world's first planetary defence test.
The DART mission will slam a spacecraft into the tiny moon of the asteroid Didymos, with the impact set at 4:30 am on September 27 in India.
The mission first launched nearly a year ago, on November 24, 2021, to test the use of a kinetic impactor to change the orbit of an asteroid in the first of its kind attempt. It is reportedly the size of a school bus and has been travelling to reach its asteroid