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Venera 8 lander
Venera 8 lander - Venera-8/9 landing capsule

Credit: Andy Salmon. 14,326 bytes. 320 x 338 pixels.

Program: Venera. Objective: Planetary. Type: Venus. Overview: Russian series of spacecraft that explored the planet Venus. Venera spacecraft made the first soft landings on the surface of Venus and returned the first images from the surface. Major Events: .
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