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Luna 9 spacecraft lands on the moon...

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February 04, 1966

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, February 4, 1966

* Luna 9 Soviet union spacecraft
* 1st ever soft landing on the moon

This 18 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "Soviet Luna Ship Sends Pictures" with related diagram (see photos). 1st report coverage on the very 1st soft landing on the moon by a spacecraft and also the 1st to transmit photos back to Earth.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Minor spine wear, otherwise nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Luna 9 (E-6 series), also known as Lunik 9[citation needed] (internal name E-6 N. 13), was an unmanned space mission of the Soviet Union's Luna program. On February 3, 1966 the Luna 9 spacecraft was the first spacecraft to achieve a lunar soft landing and to transmit photographic data to Earth.

Category: The 20th Century