SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT NASA; PART MUST CREDIT NASA/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY++LOGO ON SCREEN FROM SOURCE++NASA – MUST CREDITWashington D.C. – 22 September 20221. Wide briefing stage2. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Fox, NASA senior science communications officer:”DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) is going to make impact this Monday evening with a small asteroid called Dimorphos which is circling around a bigger asteroid called Didymos. Neither of these asteroids are headed towards Earth but we are testing to see if you can make impact with an asteroid and change its trajectory in case we ever do ever find an asteroid headed towards Earth.”NASA/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY—MUST CREDITAccessed 22 September 2022++MUTE AT SOURCE++3. Various animations showing DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) hitting Dimorphos ++OVERLAID IN SHOT 2++4. Various animations showing orbit change of Dimorphos ANNOTATION: A spacecraft named DART will zero in on the asteroid Monday, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph.5. Various animations showing DART space craftANNOTATION: The impact should be just enough to nudge the asteroidinto a slightly tighter orbit around its companion space rock.NASA – MUST CREDITWashington D.C. – 22 September 20226. SOUNDBITE (English) Lindley Johnson, NASA planetary defense officer:”This demonstration is extremely important to our future here on the Earth and life on Earth.” ++SOUND BEGINS IN SHOT 5++7. Wide panelANNOTATION: It’s the first save-the-world experiment of its kind.STORYLINE:NASA is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away.A spacecraft named DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) will zero in on the asteroid Monday, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph.The impact should be just enough to nudge the asteroid into a slightly tighter orbit around its companion space rock.It’s the first save-the-world experiment of its kind.”The first test is the test of our ability to build an autonomously guided spacecraft that will actually achieve the kinetic impact on the asteroid,” said NASA DART program scientist Tom Statler at a briefing Thursday.”The second test is the test of how the actual asteroid responds to the kinetic impact, because at the end of the day, the real question is how effectively did we move the asteroid? And can this technique of kinetic impact be used in the future if we ever needed to?” he added.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: [email protected](ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.