Soft landing of Luna 9 on the moon

Soviet spacecraft called Luna 9 made a soft landing on the moon’s surface on February 3, 1966.

Date:
      February 3, 1966
Name(s):
      Luna 9
Location:
      Moon’s surface


Additional Information:

  • Luna 9 – Wikipedia
    Luna 9 (Луна-9), internal designation Ye-6 No.13, was an unmanned space mission of the Soviet Union’s Luna programme. On 3 February 1966 the Luna 9 spacecraft became the first spacecraft to … At 74.885 kilometres (46.531 mi) above the lunar surface, the radar altimeter triggered the jettison of the side modules, the …
  • Luna 9: 1st Soft Landing on the Moon – Space.com
    Dec 21, 2016 – Luna 9 was the first soft landing mission on the moon. The Soviet spacecraft arrived … 31, 1966, and got to the moon on Feb. 3. While the entire …
  • Luna 9 – the NSSDCA – NASA
    Luna 9 was the first spacecraft to achieve a lunar soft landing and to transmit … Luna 9 launched on 31 January 1966 at 11:41 UT (14:41 Moscow time) from …
  • Launched on 31st January 1966, Luna 9 was the first spacecraft to …
    Apr 4, 2016 – On 3 February 1966, the Luna 9 spacecraft became the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, or any planetary body other than …
  • The Search for Luna 9 | Space | Air & Space Magazine
    NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which has been scanning the moon’s surface since … In 1966, the Luna 9 got the first close look at the moon.

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