HOW’S THAT SPACE PROGRAM COMING ALONG? Asteroid warning: NASA shock as huge space rock skims Earth days after near miss. It’s not that these are super-dangerous, it’s that we keep noticing new ones we didn’t know about.

But there’s good news: “NASA has also awarded a $69million (£57million) contract to SpaceX to help it develop the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) that could deflect asteroids away from Earth’s orbit.”