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Luna 21

Courtesy of NASA's National Space Science Data Center

Launch Date: 1973-01-08
Launch Site/Country: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R.
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
On-orbit dry mass: 4850.00 kg. (10,670 lb.)

Description

Luna 21 delivered the Lunokhod 2 rover to the Sea of Serenity. The rover spent four months taking photographs and conducting experiments while traveling 37 kilometers (23 miles).

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