Archive 2022: Society

Dart and Orion missions

Analysis of data obtained 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.

This news should be selected for Web3 Archive 2022 because it marks a significant milestone in the history of space exploration and technology, as it is the first time humanity has purposely changed the motion of a celestial object, demonstrating our ability to deflect an asteroid. The successful alteration of the asteroid's orbit by NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a significant achievement that has the potential to impact the future of space exploration and the protection of our planet.