View Full Version : 40 years on from Luna 9.

2006-Jan-14, 12:03 AM
At the end of this month that is! After 4
previous attempts as I remember. The first
successful soft landing on another planet.
Bought all the newspapers including the
Daily Express which rushed some facsimile
equipment to Jodrell Bank to filch the
incoming images:) As a teenager it was a nice
diversion from school exams. Can anyone confirm
that the probe used thermionic valves? Its
design would date to the early sixties.