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World News Story: NASA Taps Elon Musk's SpaceX for 2021 Asteroid Intercept Mission

Elon Musk's SpaceX was awarded the contract to launch a future NASA mission designed to intercept an asteroid and deflect it away from the Earth to avoid a potentially catastrophic impact. NASA confirmed SpaceX will provide launch services for the June 2021 Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission via one of its Falcon 9 rockets.


Posted: 2019-04-16 02:25:56

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