LUNA 9 AUTOMATIC LUNAR STATION SPACECRAFT MODEL
8,000 - 10,000 USD
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- Project Presentation Model, Lavochkin Research and Production Association Design Bureau, ca. 1987
- metal and plastic composite
Large 1:10 scale, 19½ inch tall highly detailed, custom handmade model in metal with some elements of plastic composite on square base with plaque reading "Luna 9 Automatic Lunar Station Project Presentation Model. January 31, 1966 - February 6, 1966. Lavochkin research and Production Association." One area with expert restorations.
A very fine highly detailed model, made by the manufacturer of the Luna 9 spacecraft. Luna 9 was an unmanned mission of the Soviet Union's Luna program. On 3 February 1966, the Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the moon, or any other planetary body other than Earth, as well as the first to transmit photographic data back to Earth from the surface of another planetary body.