Luna 1

Luna 1

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Caption: Full-scale mock-up of Luna 1, the first man-made object to reach the escape velocity of the Earth (the second cosmic velocity), launched by Soviet Union in the direction of the Moon on 2 January 1959. On display at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, Moscow, Russia.

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