[FPSPACE] Luna Ye-6

Geoffrey Richards GRRichards@compuserve.com
Thu, 10 Aug 2000 15:22:42 -0400


The latest British Interplanetary Society Journal has an article that is
right on topic for us, over 30 pages on the history of the second
generation Soviet Luna probes, the Ye-6 series which included the first
Moon landing and Moon orbiting probes.  It includes the first details I've
seen of the Ye-6 air-bag landing system, 30 years before Mars Pathfinder. 
I can't praise this piece too highly, and congratulate Messrs Siddiqi,
Hendrickx and Varfolomeyev on a superb job.

Geoff Richards