News about the new astonishing accomplishment of Soviet science and technique in the exploration of Outer Space reached the whole world.
News about the new astonishing accomplishment of Soviet science and technique in the exploration of Outer Space reached the whole world. For the first time in the history of Cosmonautics an automatic Lunar self-propelled apparatus remote-controlled from the Earth was delivered to the Moon and started research work. Thorough and lengthy preparations preceded the outstanding experiment. The Moonmobile "Lunokhod-I" is equipped with numerous scientific apparatus and instruments, systems of control, radio communication and television observation. On the 10th of November the "Luna-17" automatic station was launched to the Moon. A special animation allows us to see how in the early morning of November 17th the "Luna"-17" automatic station performed a soft landing in the vicinity of the Mare Imbrium. This is how the self-propelled apparatus began its first Lunar voyage. Then the Sun battery opens. The "Lunokhod-I" begins the explore of the different qualities of the terrain of the Lunar surface and informs the Earth about its' discoveries. Soviet scientists, designers, engineers, technicians and workers accomplished the outstanding experiment in the year of Lenin's Jubilee, in the period of preparations for the forthcoming XXIVth Congress of the Party.