First controled landing in another world 50th anniversary

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Today February 3rd is the 50th anniversary of the spacecraft´s first controlled landing on another world: the Moon. The spacecraft 60 centimeters wide and weighing 100 kilos sent the first pictures taken of the lunar surface. It was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome (USSR in that days) on January 31st 1966, four months before than the Surveyor 1 (USA) and two and a half years before the man set a foot on the moon. The probe also proved that the lunar surface could support the weight of a lander and that an object would not sink into a loose layer of dust as some models predicted.

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