Though it returned rather poor pictures by later standards, the never-before-seen views of the Moon's far side caused excitement & interest when they were published. These views showed mountainous terrain, very different from the near side, and only two dark, low-lying regions which were named Mare Moscovrae (Sea of Moscow) and Mare Desiderii (Sea of Desire). Mare Desiderii was later found to be composed of a smaller mare, Mare Ingenii (Sea of Ingenuity), and other dark craters.
Also known as Mechta (Russian: ÐœÐµÑ‡Ñ‚Ð°, lit.: Dream) was the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and the first of the Luna programme of Soviet automatic interplanetary stations successfully launched in the direction of the Moon. The name "Luna-1" was applied retroactively years later. Luna-1 was originally referred to as the "First Cosmic Rocket", in reference to its achievement of escape velocity.
The 2nd of the Soviet Union's Luna program spacecraft launched in the direction of the Moon. It impacted the lunar surface west of Mare Serenitatis near the craters Aristides, Archimedes, and Autolycus on Sept. 14, 1959. There were no propulsion systems on Luna 2 itself.
Baritone role in this middle-period Verdi opera
Director: Michael Powell. Also starred LÃ©onide Massine, Rosita Segovia & Carmen Rojas. Plot: Australian famer Kit Kelly (Steel) and his new bride Anna (TchÃ©rina) are driving through Europe when they help a stranded motorist...
Planted in the Fall in the southern US.
Composed by Jose Maria Cano
More important for cork-production
A Saturn V launched Apollo 11, carrying the Eagle lunar module, from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969 at 13:32 UTC. On landing Neil Armstrong reported â€œHouston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.â€ At 02:56 UTC on July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong made his descent to the Moon's surface six and a half hours after landing.
Most of it has not been analyzed
It's actually the 'lunula'