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First Manmade Object Lands on Moon

September 13, 1959

Russia launches Luna 2, the first spacecraft to successfully reach the surface of the Moon. Luna 2, a spherical spacecraft with protruding antennae and instrument parts, has scintillation counters, geiger counters, a magnetometer, Cherenkov detectors, and micrometeorite detectors. It carries two steel spheres, … Continue reading

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