Today, on August 23, India’s Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander is scheduled to make a gentle landing. The aim of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, led by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is to successfully land on the lunar surface for the first time. The expected time for touchdown is 8:34 a.m. EDT (1:34 p.m. GMT, or 6:04 p.m. in India).
You have the opportunity to watch the live broadcast of the event on ISRO’s YouTube channel, starting at 7:50 a.m. EDT on Wednesday (12:50 GMT, or 5:20 p.m. in India). If successful, this will mark India’s inaugural soft landing on the moon, a feat previously achieved by only three other countries: the United States, the former Soviet Union, and China.