Russia’s first lunar mission in 47 years fails, Luna-25 crashes into the Moon

Russia’s lunar exploration mission, Luna-25, which marked the country’s return to the Moon after nearly five decades, has crashed during pre-landing maneuvers, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.

Chandrayaan 3 rocket launches successfully from ISRO

India’s Chandrayaan-3 rocket lifted off successfully from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh today. If successful, the mission will make India the fourth country to achieve a controlled landing on the moon, after Russia, the United States, and China.

India assembles space vehicle, launcher as ISRO sets July 13-19 launch window for Chandrayaan 3 mission

Gearing up for its Moon mission, the Indian Space Research organisation today mated the encapsulated assembly containing the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft with LVM3, its new heavy lift launch vehicle, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

Set to launch unmanned Gaganyaan missions by 2023 or 2024: Minister

Indian Minister of State for Science and Technology, Space and PM’s Office Jitendra Singh has reiterated plans to launch an unmanned mission and send an indigenously-built robot in the first and second missions, respectively, of the Gaganyaan spaceflight programme, preceding the human mission.

Three Chinese astronauts return to Earth after completing six-month mission

Three Chinese astronauts landed in a northern desert after six months working to complete construction of the Tiangong station, a symbol of the country’s ambitious space program.

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