Home
Dave

Blog
Archives
By Subject

Recent:

Cactus
Tree
Corn
Philippe Druillet
RCS Photos
WL-1B24
Wasp House
Castle
Barbarella
The Sands
Cat and Plant
De Futura Shirt
Usher 1928
Rambutan
Rotating Ethernet
Arcs
Raamat
Centrifuge Rotor
Resistors
Photomultiplier

Luna 9

On Feb 3rd 1966, the Soviet spaceship Luna 9 made a controlled landing on the surface of the moon, making it the first probe from Earth to have a successful soft landing on another planetary body. It only functioned for a few days, but managed to send back a number of photographs and other useful data.

This is the first photo ever taken on the surface of the moon: