NASA crashes spacecraft into asteroid in DART mission

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Monday, Sept. 26 at 9:14 p.m. NASA made history by deliberately crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid in humanity’s first attempt at redirecting a celestial body.

The spacecraft is roughly the size of a school bus and has been titled DART, or NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test.

KUSI’s Paul Rudy was joined by Tom Statler, a DART Program Scientist, to talk about the crash and what it signifies in humanities’ progress in space research and exploration.

To watch the crash, find it on NASA TV or

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