This Week @NASA: Results of DART Planetary Defense Test & Stunning New Webb Image

This Week NASA Dart Success Crew 4 Return

The results of NASA’s DART planetary defense test …

Astronauts return safely from the space station …

And more new imagery from the Webb Space Telescope … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

Data Confirms DART Impact Changed Asteroid’s Motion

Data from the intentional impact of NASA’s DART spacecraft with asteroid Dimorphos confirm that …

“DART successfully changed the targeted asteroid’s trajectory.” — Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator

In fact, this first-ever planetary defense test altered Dimorphos’ orbit around a larger asteroid by 32 minutes, which far exceeded expectations.

SpaceX Dragon Freedom Crew Ship Splashdown

The SpaceX Dragon Freedom crew ship carrying four astronauts splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 Mission Returns Safely to Earth

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission safely returned from the International Space Station after nearly six months of conducting research and technology demonstrations to prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and to benefit life on Earth.

Wolf-Rayet 140 WR140

The two stars in Wolf-Rayet 140 produce shells of dust every eight years that look like rings, as seen in this image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Each ring was created when the stars came close together and their stellar winds collided, compressing the gas and forming dust. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, JPL-Caltech

Webb Sees Star Duo’s “Fingerprint”

A new Webb Space Telescope image shows a series of dust rings from a pair of stars. The stars’ orbits bring them together about once every eight years. So, like the rings of a tree trunk, the dust loops mark the passage of time.

SLS Rocket With Orion Launch Complex 39B

NASA’s Space Launch System rocket will launch with Orion atop it from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s modernized spaceport at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA

New Target Date for Next Artemis I Launch Attempt

The next launch attempt of NASA’s Artemis I Moon mission is now targeted for November 14. The uncrewed flight test of our Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft will thoroughly test all systems before making Artemis flights with astronauts.

That’s what’s up this week @NASA …

1 Comment on "This Week @NASA: Results of DART Planetary Defense Test & Stunning New Webb Image"

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