Technology franceinfo junior. Mission Dart: what you need to know about this ship which must deflect an asteroid

franceinfo junior. Mission Dart: what you need to know about this ship which must deflect an asteroid




NASA will try to deflect an asteroid, with Operation Dart. We talk about it in franceinfo junior with Naomi Murdoch, member of the team for this operation, researcher at theHigher Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Isae-Supaero).

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Operation Dart, “dart” in French, is to take place on the night of Monday September 26 to Tuesday September 27, around one o’clock in the morning. The mission, worthy of a science fiction film: send a probe to an asteroid to deviate its trajectory. This is the topic of the day in franceinfo junior.

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At the microphone, CM2 students from the Etienne Dolet school in Alfortville (Val-de-Marne) play the interviewers. To answer their questions on the show: Naomi Murdoch, researcher at Isae-SupaeroI and member of the Dart scientific team.

The children have many questions about this mission. At the microphone of the show, Ruthnie first wonders how to go into space to “destroy an asteroid”. Ishmael wonders about the composition of the team for this NASA mission. Daphiné wants to have more practical details: she wonders if the scientists will use “a kind of cannon to destroy the asteroid”.

On this page, re-listen in full to this franceinfo junior program on mission D which targets an asteroid.

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