Play video content NASA A SpaceX rocket blasted off Tuesday night for a mission of self-destruction ... and its end game is to save planet earth! NASA commissioned Elon Musk's rocket company to hurl a Falcon 9 rocket into a nearly year-long journey which will end with the spacecraft bashing into a faraway asteroid. Play video content Newsflare Scientists want to see if the impact could actually change the asteroid's trajectory ... something that could be lifesaving if it were headed toward mother earth. The spacecraft -- dubbed DART, short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test -- left earthly terra firma at Vandenberg Space Force Base in Cali ... and the whole thing is kinda like a ripoff of "Armageddon." Shatner! Cet article est traduit automatiquement. N'h\u00e9sitez pas \u00e0 nous signaler s'il y a des erreurs.