India’s third lunar mission, ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3, successfully landed in the vicinity of the moon’s south pole on August 23, 2023, at 6:04 pm IST.
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SpaceX is preparing to launch its seventh crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 August 2023, using its Crew Dragon spacecraft Endurance. The mission, called Crew-7, will carry four astronauts from four different nations: NASA’s Jasmin Moghbeli, ESA’s Andreas Mogensen, JAXA’s Satoshi Furukawa, and Roscosmos’ Konstantin Borisov (Russian Federation).
Russia’s first attempt to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon since 1976 ended in failure on Saturday, when the Luna-25 probe lost control and collided with the lunar surface.
The German Air Force says it will retire its two Airbus A340-300 VIP transport aircraft ahead of schedule, following a series of technical problems that forced the cancellation of a foreign minister’s trip to the Asia-Pacific region.
The US Air Force has awarded a $235 million contract to JetZero, a Long Beach-based aviation startup, to build and fly a full-scale technology demonstrator for a blended wing body (BWB) aircraft.
Vertical Aerospace, a UK-based company developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has confirmed that its VX4 was involved in an accident during a flight test at Cotswold Airport on August 9, 2023. The aircraft was remotely piloted (unoccupied) and there were no injuries, according to the company.
Virgin Galactic, a space tourism company founded by Richard Branson, has launched its first private-paying tourist to the edge of space.