Accession Number:

AD0678438

Title:

ON THE EARTH-MOON FLIGHT PATH,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-12-21

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The Soviet automatic lunar vehicle Luna-9 was launched on 31 January 1966 on 3 February, at 21 hours 45 minutes 30 seconds Moscow time this station carried out a successful soft landing on the surface of the moon. On that same day, at 21 hours 49 minutes 40 seconds, historys first moon-to-earth radio communication session took place, followed on 4 February, at 4 hours 50 minutes, by the commencement of the transmission to earth of the first images of the lunar landscape. Pravda is publishing a report by Am. Trifonov and Yu. Vasilyev on how this historic flight was carried out.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE