Space stuff (NASA, UKSA, CSA, ESA, etc)

Countdown to impact as NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) attempts humanity’s first-ever test of planetary defense! The DART spacecraft will intentionally crash into asteroid Dimorphos at 7:14 p.m. ET on Monday, September 26, 2022 to see if kinetic force can change its orbit.
 
NASA and SpaceX will study the potential use of a commercial Dragon crew spacecraft to reboost and service the Hubble Space Telescope, a 32-year-old observatory last upgraded by a space shuttle in 2009, officials announced Thursday. (SpaceflightNow)
 
Explorers trudged the Atlantic Ocean searching for World War II artifacts lost at sea, but they stumbled on something else — a 20-foot-long piece of debris from the Space Shuttle Challenger (CNN)

 
In today's unexpected news, the Ripley's Believe it or Not attraction in Orlando has put on display (and is showing clips from) long lost NASA tapes that show the truth of the Apollo 11 mission. The exhibit reveals that in July of 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on and walked upon the moon. The more than two hours of footage features Neil Armstrong’s famous “one giant leap for mankind” moment, a lunar gravity demonstration by Buzz Aldrin, and the moment Armstrong and Aldrin planted an American flag on the moon. According to Ripley's, the tapes are considered the last surviving first-generation recordings of the historic event. (SpectrumNews)
 
The Artemis era appears to be at hand. After 12 years of anticipation, two scrubs, and two hurricanes, NASA’s 322-foot-tall (98-meter) SLS rocket is finally ready to take flight. You can watch the action live right here.
Blast-off is scheduled for 1:04 a.m. (all times Eastern) on Wednesday, November 16, with the launch window ending two hours later. NASA’s coverage is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. today, and it will be available at NASA TV, NASA’s YouTube channel, and at the live stream below. (Gizmodo)
 
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