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Ye-8 lunar probe
Ye-8 lunar probe - Ye-8 lunar sample return spacecraft - detail of drill and reentry vehicle

Credit: © Mark Wade. 25,335 bytes. 313 x 440 pixels.

Program: Luna. Objective: Planetary. Type: Lunar.

Soviet lunar probe series. Lunas were the first manmade objects to attain of escape velocity; to impact on the moon; to photograph the far side of the moon; to soft land on the moon; to retrieve and return lunar surface samples to the earth; and to deploy a lunar rover on the moon's surface. Major Events: .

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