Some Muscovites saw the first moon photographs on television. A few hours later, Oct 27,?
Some Muscovites saw the first moon photographs on television. A few hours later, Oct 27, Russian newspapers published Lunik Ill's photographs - the first pictures radioed through space of the hidden side of the moon.
More information and probably more photographs of the moon will come from Lunik Ill, according to the President of the Soviet Science Academy, Alexander Nesmeyanov.
In Pravda, he wrote; Flights of man to outer space, flights of space rockets toward the nearest planets, Mars and Venus, and then right to these planets, lie ahead.
Three days after the release of these photographs, the Supreme Soviet - Russia's Parliament - approved the 1960 budget, which includes an item of GBP2,910 million pounds for "creative development in science and technology."
This colossal amount is 15.4 per cent more than the 1959 appropriation. It's thought that it will be spent mainly on research since applied science of a routine kind is usually paid for by individual plants and institutions.