Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Musk applauds DART mission

Elon Musk has put out a tweet encouraging NASA’s DART mission to “avenge the dinosaurs”. The DART mission will hit its target asteroid in September 2022.

NASA launched its DART mission towards the asteroid belt and its social media team put out a sarcastic yet logical tweet.

Since it is space we are talking about, SpaceX founder Elon Musk couldn’t resist an equally sarcastic congratulatory tweet. The DART mission was launched aboard the SpaceX falcon 9 launch vehicle.

NASA’s Asteroid Watch twitter handle wrote, “Asteroids have been hitting the Earth for billions of years. Now, we begin to make it stop. It is on a journey to impact an asteroid”

The DART mission is enroute to an asteroid far away in the asteroid belt, called Dimorphos, which is 530 feet in diameter.