Icon "USSR, September 12-14, 1959"

Icon "USSR, September 12-14, 1959": [photo] / photographer A. Melentiev. - Electronic data (1 file: 1 MB). - St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015. -
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In the photo: souvenir badge "USSR, September 12-14, 1959". Icon rectangular shape with bevelled corners, in the upper part against the background of the starry sky, the Moon and the rocket flying to it. Below is four lines of text: "September 12-14, 1959 USSR". Aluminum. Dark blue enamel. Stamping. The size is 23x14 mm. Pin fastening. On the reverse side - stamp of the manufacturer: Leningrad Mint, price 14 kopecks. Location: From a private collection. - Souvenir badge "USSR, September 12-14, 1959" is dedicated to launching the first Soviet automatic interplanetary station "Luna-2" to the Moon. On September 12, 1959, Vostok-L rocket was launched, which led to the flight of LNA-2 to the Moon's flight path. On September 14, 1959 at 00:02:24 the station "Luna-2" for the first time in the world reached the surface of the Moon near the Sea of ​​Rain near the craters of Aristillus, Archimedes and Autolycus. The device did not have its own propulsion system. From scientific equipment, scintillation counters, Geiger counters, magnetometers, micrometeorite detectors were installed on it. One of the main scientific achievements of the mission was the direct measurement of the solar wind. A pennant bearing the image of the USSR coat of arms was delivered to the surface of the Moon .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. The Mint (Leningrad) .1. The people (the collection). 2. Open space (collection). 3. The moon, the planet - Exploration with the help of spacecraft - Icons. 4. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
ББК 63.3 (2) 633-7ю9
ББК 39.64.2ю9
Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
Publisher Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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