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LUNA 9 MODEL

Dimensions: 12″x 20″

$20,000.00

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1:5 scale custom handmade model of the Luna 9 spacecraft constructed of metal with elements of plastic composite, produced as an exclusive project presentation model by the Lavochkin Research and Production Association.  Presented on a black base with engraved plaque.

On February 3, 1966, the Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to land on the moon, sending photographic data back to Earth. Its success proved that the moon’s surface could sustain the weight of the lander, despite some predictions that landing crafts would sink into a loose layer of dust.