Starliner flew its first crew, Starship flew its fourth flight, Chang’e-6 collected its first samples, and Agnikul Cosmos flew its first mission.

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Topics

After a drama-filled day, Boeing’s Starliner finally finds its way | Ars TechnicaStarliner docks with International Space Station on crewed test flight – SpaceNewsStarship survives reentry during fourth test flight – SpaceNewsStarship’s Fourth Flight Test – SpaceX – LaunchesSpaceX on X: “Starship made a controlled reentry, successfully making it through the phases of peak heating and max aerodynamic pressure and demonstrating the ability to control the vehicle using its flaps while descending through the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds”Chang’e-6 spacecraft dock in lunar orbit ahead of journey back to Earth – SpaceNewsCNSA Watcher on X: “Concise version Chang’e 6 sampling video on the far side of the moon.”India launches nation’s 1st 3D-printed rocket engine | Space

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