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Launch of Falcon 9 with payload DART
Video courtesy of NASA
Launch scheduled for 24 Nov 21 at 6:20 GMT
Local time 23 Nov 21 at 10:20pm Pacific
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the NASA DART asteroid redirection spacecraft from Vandenberg SFB in California. This will be the first interplanetary mission for the Falcon 9 and SpaceX.
DART is the first mission to test technologies for preventing an impact of Earth by a hazardous asteroid. DART's target asteroid is not a threat to Earth. NASA's Launch Services Program , based at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, America's multi-user spaceport, is managing the launch.