The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
This 2016 can't finish in this forum without referring to another so important anniversary in the History of the Space exploration:
On February 3th 0f 1966, more than 50 years ago, it was the first soft landing of an artifact built by humanity on the surface of moon.
Our satellite has been along thousands of years one of the goal dreams in human minds, many poets sang to the moon along centuries, some of them wrote
inspired by its mystery the most beautiful pages on human lyrics, like the Colombian Jose Asuncion Silva.
The robotic Spacecraft Luna 9, made by the Space program of today's Independent States community, decelerated by retrorockets reached the surface of
moon. Its landing module was ejected and bounced inside an inflated balloon to finally once landed generate the first transmissions ever from it.
In between August and December of 1965 its three predecessors were the first spacecrafts to maintain parking moon orbits, but It took 10 failures
along three years to be able to improve the needed navigation skills and control systems to drive distantly a soft landing, the first of History in
Here the official video 50 years old describing the performance of the mission.
Here the complementary video showing the launching of the rocket from the Baikonour cosmodrom and other technical details of this Historic mission.
This Historic Technological achievement shows what the collaboration and Historic partnership in between nations of Eastern Europe, Transcaucasia and
Central Asia was able to carry on for humanity benefit, a great message for today's so tense relationship in between Ukraine and Russia.
From ending of 1966 to 1968 fully automated Missions Luna 10 to 14 replicated and extended the research results of this one.
The results gotten from these sequence of missions in the second half of the decade of 1960 were determinant to carry out later in early 1970s the
first fully automated robotic missions that recover samples from the Moon and also send the first rover that ever moved on its surface, and of over
any other world, the Lunokhod telecontroled vehicles.
The Philosophy of the Luna programme is that exploration, not colonization, of other worlds could be carried out completely with robotic spacecrafts
instead of manned ones, a trend that became the dominant one in ulterior missions not only of the Eastern European space program but the American and
Chinese ones as well, that were sent to Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the rest of the solar system.
Thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
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