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Early Soviet Lunar Lander
Early Soviet lander
Early Soviet lander
The earliest Soviet designs for lunar landers were similar to those of Von Braun in the 1950's.
Credit: RKK Energia
Russian manned lunar lander. Study 1958. Painting of early Soviet concept of a lunar lander. This was similar to Von Braun designs popular in the 1950's.

Status: Study 1958.

Similar designs were used in the 1957 film, Road to the Stars, for which Tikhonravov was the technical adviser.



Family: Lunar Landers, Moon. Country: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau.
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Wreck of first attempted landing of a Soviet spacecraft on the moon, from the film 'Countdown'


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Dead crew member in a hatch of the wreck of the first attempted landing of a Soviet spacecraft on the moon, from the film 'Countdown'


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Wreck of first attempted landing of a Soviet spacecraft on the moon, from the film 'Countdown'


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The first man on the moon - a Soviet, dead on the surface a little way from the wreck of his lunar lander, from the film 'Countdown'



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