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The Luna 9 lander was carefully designed to right itself on touchdown, standing upright even if it had landed on a rocky surface. Four protective 'leaves' then unfolded, exposing the lander's panoramic camera and instruments.

Display model, scale 1:10
Source: The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
Credit: The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
Photo: State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO
Object no: L2014-4297

Details

  • Title: Luna 9 probe
  • Date Created: 1970
  • Rights: © The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

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