SpaceX tapped to launch NASA asteroid deflection mission

Part of the joint Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment (AIDA) project with ESA, DART will travel to the binary asteroid Didymos, which is made of a large, rocky, S-type asteroid called Didymos A that has a diameter of about 780 m (2,500 ft), and the smaller Didymos B of unknown composition that’s about 160 m (530 ft) across.

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