This was the moment when NASA, including science mission chief Thomas Zurbuchen, celebrated the complete and utter destruction of one of their spacecraft.
While that sounds like a strange thing to celebrate, it was humanity’s first real-world test to see if we could alter the path of an asteroid if ever one were discovered heading on a collision course with Earth …
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Source image: NASA/David C. Bowman
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Original title: NASA Celebrates World First: Smashing a Spacecraft into an Asteroid to Practice Saving Humanity