Analysis of data shows the spacecraft’s impact altered the asteroid’s trajectory

Analysis of data obtained over the past two weeks by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) investigation team shows the spacecraft’s kinetic impact with its target asteroid, Dimorphos, successfully altered the asteroid’s orbit. This marks humanity’s first time purposely changing the motion of a celestial object and the first full-scale demonstration of asteroid deflection technology.…

Live coverage of Artemis I Launch to the Moon

NASA’s Artemis 1 mission will launch on the first Space Launch System rocket and its Orion spacecraft on Monday, Aug. 29. Artemis 1, the first uncrewed test flight of NASA’s Artemis program to return astronauts to the moon, is currently scheduled to lift off from Pad 39B of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral…

Engineers are investigating Strange signals from Voyager 1 while the spacecraft is in interstellar high-radiation environment

While the spacecraft continues to return science data and otherwise operate as normal, the mission team is searching for the source of a system data issue. The engineering team with NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft is trying to solve a mystery: The interstellar explorer is operating normally, receiving and executing commands from Earth, along with gathering…