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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

«Luna 9»

February 3, 1966

The unmanned Soviet Luna...
The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon. Luna 9 was an unmanned space mission of the Soviet Union's Luna program. On February 3, 1966 the Luna 9 spacecraft was the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the moon, and hence any planetary body other than Earth, and to transmit photographic data to Earth.
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