NASA delays mission to asteroid belt

  • NASA today said that it has delayed the launch of its Dawn spacecraft and its mission to explore the two largest objects in the asteroid belt. According to NASA, “highly limited launch opportunities” for Dawn in July and the potential impact to launch preparations for the upcoming Phoenix Mars Lander mission, set for early August, were the main reasons for the move of the launch date.

    The journey to the asteroid belt is expected to reveal new information about the formation of our solar system.

    NASA officials provide preview information about the launch of the Phoenix Mars Lander on Monday.