Accession Number : AD0269648

Title :   OUR NEAREST COSMIC NEIGHBOR

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : VARVAROV,N.

Report Date : 17 AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The moon is being studied by scientists and engineers in many scientific and technical fields. A new period has begun in the biography of the moon. On 14 September 1959 the second Soviet cosmic rocket reached its surface. The third Soviet cosmic rocket was launched on the morning of 4 October 1959. Using a photographic television apparatus it photographed the far side of the moon and transmitted the image to earth. Further steps in the study of the moon will be the development of artificial lunar satellites which will be able to maintain radio and TV contact with the earth; the making of a soft (non-impact) landing on the moon's surface with rockets carrying various scientific-research apparatus; a round-trip rocket flight to the moon and finally the organizatioon of cosmic ship flights to the moon with researchers on board. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LUNAR PROBES, LANDING, MOON

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE