Luna 9 – First successful Moon landing

Luna 9 was the first spacecraft to achieve a survivable (at 22 kilometres per hour) landing on a celestial body, and being launched from Earth, the Moon.

The lander mass was 99 kilograms (218 lb) and included a landing bag to survive the impact. Its construction was a hermetically sealed container, inside was a radio, heat control systems, scientific instruments, power sources, and a television system.

The probe sent nine images (including five panoramas) of the surface of the Moon.

Read more at Wikipedia – Luna 9.

Below, the first photo ever taken from the surface of the Moon.

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