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Podcast: Why has NASA launched a spacecraft towards an asteroid?

Robyn Tongol

NASA has launched its DART spacecraft towards an asteroid this week, testing whether it can deflect a potentially dangerous asteroid from colliding with Earth.

Podcast: Why has NASA launched a spacecraft towards an asteroid?
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In this week’s episode of Space Connect Podcast, host Adam Thorn and co-hosts Bella Richards and Liam Garman chat about how the DART mission will work and whether NASA is prepared for the results.

The crew also discusses Saber Astronautics and Axiom Space’s new deal to get Australian astronauts onto the International Space Station, and how this is the next step to advance the nation’s space industry.

Lastly, Liam shares his fact of the week all about Australia's space industry and how it compares with other nations.

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