Model of Lunokhod 1 ,remote control lunar rover

Model of Lunokhod 1 ,remote control lunar rover

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Caption: Model of Lunokhod 1, the first remote-controlled lunar rover. The Soviet rover was launched aboard the Luna 17 spacecraft on 17 November 1970. On the Moon, it travelled more than 10 kilometres and survived for over ten months. It carried an array of soil samplers and TV cameras. The model demonstrates its unique 8-wheel drive.

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Keywords: exploration, lunar rover, lunokhod 1, moon rover, novosti, planetary, research, russian, soviet, space craft, spacecraft

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