Happy 40th Birthday, Lunokhod!


>From Lunokhod to Selenokhod

On Nov. 17, we will celebrate one of the most outstanding achievements in the Russian space program. Lunokhod-1 reached the Moon 40 years ago.

Lunokhod 1 was the first of two unmanned lunar rovers landed on the Moon by the Soviet Union as part of its Lunokhod program. The spacecraft which carried Lunokhod 1 was named Luna 17. Lunokhod was the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another celestial body.

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