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Artist's impression of Lunokhod 1, the first remote-controlled lunar rover, disembarking from the Luna 17 spacecraft. The Soviet rover was launched aboard Luna 17 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.
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