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Elena Adams

  • Program Manager and DART Mission Systems Engineer


  • Applied Physics Lab

Elena Adams, mission systems engineer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, and her team helped orchestrate NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test—a first-of-its-kind, proof-of-concept mission that will intentionally crash a spacecraft into an asteroid's moonlet to deflect it away from its course.

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Bracing for impact
DART spacecraft prepares for asteroid collision
Published Sept 14, 2022
The proof-of-concept mission managed by APL aims to demonstrate how a spacecraft can be used to deflect an asteroid that poses a threat to Earth, should one ever be discovered

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