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KGB Dwarf
Lunokhod 1 / Ye-8-LS
Lunokhod 1 / Ye-8-LS
Mature First Generation Soviet Space Systems
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Russian phantom cosmonaut. Moscow urban legend of 1970: diminutive robot Lunokhod crawler was actually driven by a midget KGB agent on a one-way suicide mission to the lunar surface.

Died: 1971-10-04.

The feat of remotely driving the unmanned Lunokhod lunar rover around the lunar surface must have seemed a bit beyond Soviet technology for some Muscovites. So an urban legend was put about that the diminutive Lunokhod was actually driven by a midget KGB agent on a one-way suicide mission to the lunar surface. How sufficient provisions were packed into the tiny rover during its eleven month mission was not explained...

Family: Phantom Cosmonaut. Country: Russia.



1971 October 4 - .
  • Death of KGB Dwarf. Reportedly died on a suicide mission to the lunar surface; drove the Lunokhod lunar rover. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: KGB Dwarf. Russian phantom cosmonaut. Moscow urban legend of 1970: diminutive robot Lunokhod crawler was actually driven by a midget KGB agent on a one-way suicide mission to the lunar surface..


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