Soviet Moon Robot Lunokhod

In 1970, the Soviets successfully landed a remote-controlled robot on the moon. The Lunokhod 1, as it was called, collected data for almost a year while running on batteries powered by solar panels.

It was also equipped with 4 cameras, equipment to analyse soil, an x-ray telescope, an x-ray spectrometer and even a laser. Not bad for 1970s technology.



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