[FPSPACE] Launch of Luna 12 50 Years Ago

Andrew LePage drew at drewexmachina.com
Sat Oct 22 09:46:56 EDT 2016


On October 22, 1966 (50 years ago) the Soviet Union launched its second 
E-6LF spacecraft towards the Moon. Known as Luna 12, the objective of 
this mission was to orbit the Moon and obtain photographs of potential 
landing sites for a Soviet manned mission. Today's post on Drew Ex 
Machina takes a closer look at Luna 12 mission and that of its less 
successful predecessor, Luna 11, which were now competing with NASA's 
Lunar Orbiter spacecraft to map the Moon.

http://www.drewexmachina.com/2016/10/22/mapping-the-moon-the-soviet-luna-11-12-missions/


Drew LePage

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Andrew J. LePage
Physicist & Writer

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