January 19, 2014

Ukraine - Venus 9

This one was sent by Svetlana! It shows the Venera-9 (in russian Венера-9, meaning Venus 9), which was a USSR unmanned space mission to Venus. It consisted of an orbiter and a lander; the orbiter was the first spacecraft to orbit Venus, while the lander was the first to return images fom the surface of another planet. The mission lasted 200 days.

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