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MAY 23:
> Psyche Mars flyby.

MAY:
> JUICE Earth flyby.

JUNE 20:
> BepiColombo Mercury gravity assist.

SEPTEMBER 24:
> OSIRIS-REx sample return from asteroid Bennu. The parachute landing will be at the Utah Test and Training Range.

OCTOBER:
> JUICE Venus flyby.

NOVEMBER:
> Possible launch of NASA's VIPER (Volatiles Investigation Polar Exploration Rover) to the Moon on a Falcon Heavy (+Astrobotic Griffin lunar lander) from KSC.

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% First unmanned test flight of Russia's new Orel spacecraft (on an Angara A5 launch vehicle) intended to replace the manned Soyuz capsule.

> Psychy - Mars gravity assist.

+> SpaceX plans to launch a group of private passengers around the Moon aboard a 'Starship' on the #dearMoon mission.

> The ExoMars rover Rosalind Franklin arrives at Mars. It will search for traces of life and characterize the nature of the surface environment.

>% NASA CLPS, Firefly Aerospace 'Blue Ghost' research lander mission to the Lunar Mare Crisium area.

+> SLS Block 1 Launch from KSC Pad 39B of the 9-day/4 astronaut Artemis 2 mission, carrying the 1st manned Orion MPCV into Lunar orbit.

2023/2024:
> A Long March 5 will launch Chang'e 6 sample return mission from Wenchang Launch Center to the far side of the Moon; China's 2nd lunar sample return mission.

- First commercial SpaceX Starship flight