• Short Summary

    The Soviet Union has released film of a space scientist demonstrating the television control system of moonbuggy, Lunokhod, which began exploring the surface of the moon on Tuesday.

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    The Soviet Union has released film of a space scientist demonstrating the television control system of moonbuggy, Lunokhod, which began exploring the surface of the moon on Tuesday.

    Lunokhod - I trundled onto the moon's surface and immediately began transmitting back radio information including television pictures. Scientists direct the buggy by remote control.

    Scientists on Friday(Nov 20) announced that the moonbuggy had been put into second gear and during a session of exploration crawled at twice its previous speed across the surface.

    Some Soviet reports have suggested that one day a fleet on similar moonbuggies would be used for moon research. The eight-wheeled craft which was sending back the pictures had been landed on the moon by the Soviet Union's latest moon-shot, Luna-17.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9RXECYS43S0Q7MN9210ITZI91
    Media URN:
    VLVA9RXECYS43S0Q7MN9210ITZI91
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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