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Luna 1 …

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… became the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon on January 4, 1959


Luna 1 was an unmanned space craft launched by the Soviet Space Agency. It is a major landmark in the history of lunar exploration because it is the first space craft to travel as far as the moon. The craft was the first of the Luna series of space craft and automated interplanetary stations launched by the Soviet Space agency. It is also important because its equipment gathered some of the first important data about outer space. Much of this information became the basis of our current knowledge of the conditions in outer space and eventually paved the way for manned exploration of the moon….
Read more: universetoday.com

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January 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

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