Developer: NPO Lavochkin
Manufacturer: Moscow Experimental Factory of Visual Aids
Made in: Moscow, USSR
Dimensions: 600 × 900 × 1100 mm
Weight: 35 kg
Materials: metal, glass, fiberglass
Tags: cosmos, birthofnewage, polytech, space
A scale model of the Lunokhod-1 (moon walker in Russian), the first of two unmanned lunar rovers landed on the Moon by the Soviet Union as part of its Lunokhod program. The Luna-17 spacecraft carried Lunokhod 1 to the Moon in 1970. Lunokhod-1 was the first remote-controlled robot "rover" to freely move across the surface of an astronomical object beyond the Earth. Lunokhod-0 (No.201), the previous and first attempt to do so, launched in February 1969 but failed to reach orbit.