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Luna 5 Crashes on the Moon (1965) Options
Daemon
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Luna 5 Crashes on the Moon (1965)

Luna 5 was an unmanned Soviet space probe launched for lunar investigation. On May 10, the spacecraft began spinning around its axis due to a problem in a gyroscope in the guidance system unit. A subsequent attempt to fire the main engine failed because of a ground control error, and Luna 5 impacted the lunar surface. Though it failed to soft-land—Luna 9 would do so a year later—Luna 5 was the second Soviet lunar probe to land on the moon. What was the first? More...
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How NASA became utterly dependent on Russia for space travel

US and Russia have to keep talking in space. That's because there are currently two US astronauts and three Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station, orbiting about 260 miles above Earth's surface.


Worthy read :

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/5/5674744/how-nasa-became-utterly-dependent-on-russia-for-space-travel
Shashank Kumar Singh
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Daemon wrote:
Crashes on the Moon (1965)

was an unmanned Soviet space probe launched for lunar investigation. On May 10, the spacecraft began spinning around its axis due to a problem in a gyroscope in the guidance system unit. A subsequent attempt to fire the main engine failed because of a ground control error, and impacted the lunar surface. Though it failed to soft-land— would do so a year later— was the second Soviet lunar probe to land on the moon. What was the first? More...
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