(RightIsRight.co) – HAPPENING NOW: Just moments ago, NASA announced its test to see if crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid could alter its course significantly enough to save Earth from being struck by a future asteroid was a success.
As the Associated Press is now reporting in “Smashing success: NASA asteroid strike results in big nudge”:
“A spacecraft that plowed into a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away succeeded in shifting its orbit, NASA said Tuesday in announcing the results of its save-the-world test.
“The space agency attempted the first test of its kind two weeks ago to see if in the future a killer rock could be nudged out of Earth’s way.” [emphasis added]
Those involved in the test are ecstatic.
“‘We’ve been imagining this for years, and to have it finally be real is really quite a thrill,’ said NASA program scientist Tom Statler.
“‘This mission shows that NASA is trying to be ready for whatever the universe throws at us,’ NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said during a briefing at NASA headquarters in Washington.” [emphasis added]
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BREAKING: NASA says spacecraft crash changed an asteroid's orbit in test to protect Earth from future threats – AP
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