Blue Origin launched six crew members on a suborbital flight, including the first Egyptian and Portuguese nationals to make it to space.

We are in the midst of a major shift in spaceflight due to the affordability of rocket launches and satellites. The space above us is filled with rockets, satellites, astronauts, and even space tourists.

There were six launches to space on Thursday August 4th, with each marking a different milestone. The day saw the launch of South Korea's first mission to the Moon, the first Egyptian and Portuguese nationals to reach space, and a possible space plane. A glimpse into the future of spaceflight can be seen in this overview of the launch- heavy day.

China launched an ecosystem monitoring satellite

The Long March 4B rocket was launched. There is an hour left in the day There is a satellite launch center in Beijing. This was China's 28th liftoff of the year, but it wasn't the only one.

The Terrestrial Carbon Inventory Satellite is one of the three satellites carried by the Long March 4B. Students in space science will be involved in the data collected by the other two satellites.

China launched something rather mysterious

The second launch of the day was not as easy as the first. State media reported that the Long March 2F carrier rocket was sent to space.

The launch was a test of the technology and the rocket will stay in the air for a while. According to Space News, there is speculation that the experimental spaceship is a space plane.

South Korea is headed to the Moon

South Korea's first mission to the Moon was one of two major firsts.

At 7:08 p.m., the rocket took off. The KPLO is going to be carrying on Thursday from Florida. The probe is intended to test technologies needed for future lunar exploration and is scheduled to reach lunar orbit in December. South Korea will use images gathered by KPLO to plan a future mission to the Moon.

Blue Origin took space tourists for a ride

Private space company Blue Origin launched six more people to space on a quick, suborbital trip. The first Egyptians and Portuguese citizens were sent to space.

Launch of New Shepard on August 4, 2022.

At 9:57 a.m., the New Shepard rocket lifted off. After falling through the atmosphere, he landed in the Texas desert. One passenger joked that they were not going to die. A biomedical engineer from Egypt and a Portuguese investor made history as part of the NS-22 mission. Thirty-one passengers have been taken to suborbital space by Blue Origin.

Rocket Lab launched a secretive mission

On Thursday, at 1 a.m., Rocket Lab launched a small classified mission. The spaceport is in New Zealand.

An Electron rocket blasts off.

The NRO designs and operates U.S spy satellites. The company wrote that the satellite is designed to support the NRO to provide critical information to government agencies and decision makers monitoring international issues. The second launch for the NRO took place on Thursday.

An Atlas V rocket delivered a payload for Space Force

On Thursday at 6:29 a.m., the Atlas V rocket was used to launch the Space Based Infrared System GEO 6 satellite. There is an hour and a half later.

The Space Systems Command constellation is designed to detect and track missiles. The first of the satellites went up.

We have entered into a new era in spaceflight with that amount of time. Today's space seems more accessible than it has ever been. The mind is confused about what will happen.

A new Russian spy satellite might be looking at a military satellite.