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Lunokhod - It sorta looks like what it sounds like.

By GoldyLocks

When you look up at the moon tonight - (ya, we know, Motortopians are the type who stare at the moon each night and receipt muscle-car poetry) you can think about how the first lunar vehicle started roaming around on the moon way back on November 17, 1970.

The mission was the Luna 17 and it was a mission of the Soviet Union. Sure, the USA first set foot on the big piece of cheese in the sky, but the Soviets were the first to cruise around with their own RC-controlled vehicle.

Top speed was about one football field an hour. But the battery lasted five times longer than expected.

And, comment on this post if you can think how many they had in the pit crew when this thing was roaming about the moon.

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Scaramanga
Nov 17, 2009 at 6:23 am
I am sure, that USA was not the first any nation set foot on the moon and Soviets were not the first to cruise their vehicles on it...Watch since 2:04...It is clearly visible artefact of the vehicle...
Believe or not but "You are not alone"...somebody had been singing... : )

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