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SpaceX Launches NASA Asteroid Defense Mission from Vandenberg

Hawthorne-based SpaceX Tuesday evening launched a NASA planetary-defense mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched on schedule at 10:21 p.m., beginning NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission. The mission, sounding like a Hollywood movie plot, will intentionally crash a spacecraft into an asteroid to determine if […]