11 Aug 2023

The new space race: Russia launches first mission to moon in almost 50 years

Despite waging war in Ukraine, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin doesn’t want to be left out of the latest space race.

For the first time in almost half a century, Russia has launched a lunar mission in the hope of building a base together with China on the south pole of the moon.

It’s a goal which the United States and Europe are very much chasing too.