WATCH LIVE! SpaceX Launch of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test Set From Vandenberg Wednesday at 1:21 a.m. ET

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is targeting Wednesday November 24 for Falcon 9’s launch of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission to an interplentary transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window is at 1:21 a.m. ET.

VANDENBERG SPACE FOR STATION, CALIFORNIA – SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, November 23 for Falcon 9’s launch of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission to an interplentary transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

The instantaneous launch window is at 1:21 a.m. ET.

This will be the third flight for this Falcon 9’s first stage booster, which previously supported launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich and a Starlink mission.

Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be located in the Pacific Ocean.

DART is humanity’s first planetary defense test mission to see if intentionally crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid is an effective way to change its course, should an Earth-threatening asteroid be discovered in the future.

A live webcast of this mission will begin about 15 minutes prior to liftoff.

SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, November 23 for Falcon 9’s launch of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission to an interplentary transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. (SpaceX image)
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