On This Day in 1966 We Got the First Picture from the Moon – Lights in the Dark

On Feb. 3, 1966 the Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft made the first successful robotic soft landing on the Moon. Seven hours later it transmitted its first images of the lunar surface back to Earth. The image above is Luna 9 lander’s first view—the first time humans had ever seen a picture from the surface of another world.

via On This Day in 1966 We Got the First Picture from the Moon — Lights in the Dark

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