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Luna 2 is the first Moon probe

Duration: 03:09

On 13 September 1959, the Russians triumphed with Luna 2 (also known as Lunik 2), the first Moon probe, which was intentionally crashed into the lunar surface. The mission was tracked from Jodrell Bank in the UK.

Available since: Thu 2 Dec 2010


Mark Halliley
Zam Baring
Series Producer
David McNab
Jacqueline Smith
Jacqueline Smith
Teresa Hunt

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The Planets Revisited Moon: Staying Alive

4/8 An exploration of how the Moon missions transformed our understanding of the planets.

First broadcast: 22 Nov 2004

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