Monday, March 06, 2006

From The Moon with love ...

Thanks to Suzy’s Russian space site, I landed on the largest collection of images taken by Soviet probes I have ever seen (web site by Don Mitchell), where some rather nice images can be found. For example, the earthrise on the left was taken by the lunar probe Zond-6 in November 1968 while it flew around the moon. Yep, that's well over a month before the crew of Apollo VIII took its famous earthrise shot. Knowing how much trouble the Russian had with their unmanned spacecrafts (and launchers) at that time (the Zond was designed to be manned BTW), it's quiet the achievement ...

1 Comments:

Blogger Kosmonavtka said...

It's a great site (I can't remember how I found it) - a contrast to the sorry state of Russian unmanned exploration now! (Well they don't HAVE unmanned exploration anymore :-(. )

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