Soviets Spacecraft Hits the Moon

On September 12, 1959, the Soviets launched a spacecraft called Luna 2 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Luna 2 impacted the lunar surface on September 13th 1959.

Date:
      September 13, 1959
Location:
      Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan


Additional Information:

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