Space Rocket History #18 – Luna 2 and 3

While the Mercury 7 were fulfilling their roles as symbols of space exploration, Korolev once again was offering the real thing. He now prepared to undertake the most demanding mission yet. The mission that would accomplish the next step in Korolev’s program of lunar exploration. He would attempt to photograph the far side of the moon.

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Luna 2

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Luna 2 Attached to Rocket

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Far Side of the Moon Photographed by Luna 3

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Luna 3

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Luna 3 Stamp

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