Model of the Luna 2 spacecraft

Model of the Luna 2 spacecraft

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Caption: Model of the Luna 2 spacecraft. This Soviet unmanned spacecraft was launched on 12 September 1959. It was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the Moon, impacting the lunar surface in the Palus Putredinis region at around 07:30 UTC on 14 September 1959. The spacecraft carried Soviet pennants, copies of which were presented by the Soviet Premier to the President of the USA. Luna 2 is also famous for confirming the existence of the solar wind from the Sun.

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