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  Luna 20 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Luna 20 was placed in an intermediate Earth parking orbit and from this orbit was sent towards the Moon.
The ascent stage of Luna 20 was launched from the lunar surface on 22 February 1972 carrying 30 grams of collected lunar samples in a sealed capsule.
The 55-gram soil sample differed from that collected by Luna 16 in that the majority (50 to 60 percent) of the rock particles in the newer sample were ancient anorthosite (which consists largely of feldspar) rather than the basalt of the earlier one (which contained about 1 to 2 percent of anorthosite).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luna_20   (468 words)

 Luna 21 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Luna 21 spacecraft landed on the Moon and deployed the second Soviet lunar rover (Lunokhod 2).
Luna 21 carried the second successful Soviet "8YeL" lunar rover, Lunokhod 2, and was launched less than a month after the last Apollo lunar landing.
The Soviets later revealed that during a conference on planetary exploration in Moscow, 29 January to 2 February 1973 (that is, after the landing of Luna 21), an American scientist had given photos of the lunar surface around the Luna 21 landing site to a Soviet engineer in charge of the Lunokhod 2 mission.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Luna_21   (670 words)

Lunas were the first manmade objects to attain of escape velocity; to impact on the moon; to photograph the far side of the moon; to soft land on the moon; to retrieve and return lunar surface samples to the earth; and to deploy a lunar rover on the moon's surface.
Luna 12 was launched towards the Moon from an earth-orbiting platform and achieved a lunar orbit of of 100 km x 1740 km on October 25, 1966.
Luna 16 was launched toward the Moon from a preliminary earth orbit and entered a lunar orbit on September 17, 1970.
www.astronautix.com /project/luna.htm   (4366 words)

 Luna 20
On February 21, 1972, Luna 20 soft landed on the Moon in a mountainous area near Mare Foecunditatis (Sea of Fertility), 120 kilometers (75 miles) from where Luna 16 had impacted.
Luna 20 was launched from the lunar surface on February 22, 1972, and landed in the Soviet Union on February 25, 1972.
The Luna 20 drill was a thin-walled tube carrying helical threads on its outside surface and a crown on sharp teeth at its cutting end.
www.solarviews.com /eng/luna20.htm   (440 words)

 76(R) SR 1225 Enrolled version - Bill Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Luna, 5-22 if Greg Luna were here today he would be smiling because in the 5-23 Texas Senate and in the Texas Legislature this year, as 5-24 Senator Bivins said, Texas has passed the most equalized educational 5-25 system in the country today.
But when Greg Luna gets up in the Texas Senate people 6-10 track what he says because he is a man of quiet courage and when 6-11 Greg Luna has a point there isn't anyone in the Texas Senate that 6-12 doesn't know what Greg Luna is saying and who he speaks for.
Luna, we had a meeting in San Antonio and 15-16 I really can't remember the specific meeting, but I remember it was 15-17 at the restored theater in Greg's district and we went there for 15-18 that occasion and you and he were there.
www.capitol.state.tx.us /tlo/76R/billtext/SR01225F.HTM   (5688 words)

 Luna Mission Summaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Luna 3, an automatic interplanetary station, was equipped with radio communication and telemetering systems, a television system with an automatic film processing unit, a set of scientific instruments, systems for orientation relative to the sun and moon, solar cells for electric power supply, and a temperature control system.
The Luna 13 spacecraft was launched toward the Moon from an earth-orbiting platform and accomplished a soft landing on December 24, 1966, in the region of Oceanus Procellarum.
The spacecraft instrumentation was similar to that of Luna 10 and provided data for studies of the interaction of the earth and lunar masses, the lunar gravitational field, the propagation and stability of radio communications to the spacecraft at different orbital positions, solar charged particles and cosmic rays, and the motion of the Moon.
astro.if.ufrgs.br /solar/lunall.htm   (2492 words)

 Luna program
The Luna program (Lunik) was a series of 24 unmanned space missions sent to the Moon by the Soviet Union between 1959 and 1976.
Luna 1 missed its intended impact with the Moon and became the first spacecraft to fall into orbit around the Sun.
Luna 3 orbited the Moon later that year, and returned the first photographs of its far side, which can never be seen from Earth.
www.fastload.org /lu/Luna_program.html   (406 words)

 Artemis Project: Summary of Soviet Moon Probes
LUNA 1 - Lunar impact attempt in 1959, missed Moon and became first craft in solar orbit.
LUNA 9 - First probe to soft land on the Moon in 1966, returned images from surface.
LUNA 16 - First probe to land on Moon and return samples of lunar soil to Earth in 1970.
www.asi.org /adb/m/02/02/soviet-mission-summary.html   (209 words)

 'Zarya' - Soviet Lunar Exploration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Luna 21 (E-8-204) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome by four-stage Proton rocket into 190 x 235 kilometre orbit around the Earth at 51.6 degrees inclination - its mission is to enter orbit around the Moon and then land the Lunokhod 2 remote-controlled roving vehicle on its surface
Luna 22 (E-8LS-206) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome by four-stage Proton rocket into 187 x 226 kilometre orbit around the Earth at 51.5 degrees inclination - its mission, similar to that of to Luna 19, is to enter orbit around the Moon and study the surface
Luna 23 lands on the Moon in the Mare Crisium - it is damaged during the landing and the drill is inoperable so it is not possible to retrieve the planned soil sample from 2.5 metres depth - the mission has to wait for the landing of
www.zarya.info /Diaries/Luna/Explore.htm   (3697 words)

 Luna Ye-8
Luna 17 was launched from an earth parking orbit towards the Moon and entered lunar orbit on November 15, 1970.
Luna 17 landed on Moon 17 November 1970 at 03:47:00 GMT, Latitude 38.28 N, Longitude 325.00 E - Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains).
Luna 17 / Lunokhod have landed on the Sea of Storms on the moon.
www.astronautix.com /craft/lunaye8.htm   (2637 words)

 Luna 22   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Luna 22 was an unmanned space mission, part of the Soviet Luna program, also called Lunik 22.
Luna 22 was the second of two “advanced” lunar orbiters (the first being Luna 19) designed to conduct extensive scientific surveys from orbit.
In addition to its primary mission of surface photography, Luna 22 also performed investigations to determine the chemical composition of the lunar surface, recorded meteoroid activity, searched for a lunar magnetic field, measured solar and cosmic radiation flux, and continued studies of the irregular magnetic field.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/Luna-22.htm   (381 words)

 [FPSPACE] Fw: [lunar-update] Luna 22 - Launched 1974-05-29 at 08:57:00 UTC
NSSDC currently holds data from the Luna 3, 9, 13, 21, and 22 and the Zond 3, 6, 7, and 8 missions.
Lunar flyby missions (Luna 3, Zond 3, 6, 7, 8) obtained photographs of the lunar surface, particularly the limb and farside regions.
The purpose of the photography experiments on the lunar landers (Luna 9, 13, 22) was to obtain closeup images of the surface of the Moon for use in lunar studies and determination of the feasibility of manned lunar landings.
www.friends-partners.org /pipermail/fpspace/2004-May/012689.html   (623 words)

 Neil Leas Dog Training
Luna, the newest star, imported from Germany in 1999, has already made her mark.
Luna exceeds the criteria for admission set down by Crufts, and she has gladly accepted their gracious invitation.
Both superstars Holly and Luna completed the Birmingham trip (in excess of 8,000 air miles) in prestine condition, a tribute to the great champions they are as they continue to challenge competition worldwide.
www.nealleasdogtraining.com /lunabio.html   (745 words)

 1970 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
March 21 The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.
September 21 - Tuanku Al-Mutassimu Billahi Muhibbudin Sultan Abdul Halim Al-Muadzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah becomes the 5th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and was released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1970   (4028 words)

 Luna 21 -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Luna 21 was an (Click link for more info and facts about unmanned space mission) unmanned space mission of the (Click link for more info and facts about Luna program) Luna program, also called Lunik 21.
The Luna 21 spacecraft landed on the Moon and deployed the second Soviet lunar rover ((Click link for more info and facts about Lunokhod 2) Lunokhod 2).
Landing occurred at 23:35 UT in (Click link for more info and facts about Le Monnier crater) Le Monnier crater at 25.85° N, 30.45° E. The lander carried a bas relief of (Russian founder of the Bolsheviks and leader of the Russian Revolution and first head of the USSR (1870-1924)) Lenin and the Soviet coat-of-arms.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/lu/luna_21.htm   (808 words)

 ipedia.com: Luna 21 Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Luna 21 spacecraft landed on the Moon and deployed the second Soviet lunar rover.
On 12 January 1973, Luna 21 was braked into a 90 x 100 km orbit about the Moon.
Landing occurred at 23:35 UT in LeMonnier crater at 25.85 degrees N, 30.45 degrees E. The lander carried a bas relief of Lenin and the Soviet coat-of-arms.
www.ipedia.com /luna_21.html   (295 words)

 Native Arts On View During Tozzer Library's 25th
Luna employs humor, irony, and parody as tools to criticize historically and socially rooted misconceptions about Native American existence and identity in his performance piece, The Shameman.
One of Luna’s strengths lies in his insightful ability to employ humor, irony, and parody as tools to criticize historically and socially rooted misconceptions about the realities of American Indian existence and identity.
Luna studied fine arts at the University of Calif. at Irvine and received a master’s in counseling at the San Diego State University.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1999/10.14/tozzer.html   (415 words)

 Luna - Dog - November 21, 2001
Luna, was going from puppy to puppy, licking and cleaning all of her brothers and sisters.
She appeared to be the caretaker of the litter.
Luna's favorite hobbies are running at the park, fishing, swimming and chasing squirrels and bunnies.
www.dogoftheday.com /archive/2001/November/21.html   (119 words)

 deviantART: luna-dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We got her to release it, hoping it would just go away, and Luna tried to grab it again as it climbed the fence, but we managed to get control over her.
Luna made it out of the fight with a few bites on the face and legs...
Luna seems in pretty good shape, we cleaned her wounds, and she's been licking them.
luna-dog.deviantart.com   (705 words)

 Moon's Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Luna 9 spacecraft was the first spacecraft to achieve a lunar soft landing and to transmit photographic data to Earth.
The Luna 9 payload was carried to Earth orbit by an A-2-E vehicle and then conveyed toward the Moon by a fourth stage rocket that separated itself from the payload.
After landing in the Ocean of Storms on February 3, 1966, the four petals, which formed the spacecraft, opened outward and stabilized the spacecraft on the lunar surface.
www.penpal.ru /astro/Luna9.html   (219 words)

 Chronology of Space Exploration
Luna 2 was the first spacecraft to impact the surface of the moon on September 14, 1959.
Luna 9 landed on the lunar surface and retuned the first photographs from the surface.
Luna 17 - USSR Lunar Lander and Rover - 5,600 kg - (November 10, 1970 - 1971)
www.solarviews.com /eng/craft1.htm   (7245 words)

 Luna Missions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Luna Program was one of two lunar exploration programs conducted by the Soviet Union.
This was a very long-running program, with the first mission flying in 1959 and the last flying in 1976.
The Luna missions were designed to collect information about the Moon and its environment, not only for scientific purposes but also to be used in the planning of future lunar missions including manned missions to the Moon.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/luna/luna.html   (289 words)

 The Moon
Luna 1 is now is in a solar orbit.
Luna 9 was the first craft to successfully soft land on the moon in the Sea of Storms on 3 February 1966.
As with Zond 5, the gyroscope became disabled and reentry was at 20G's.
www.worldspaceflight.com /probes/themoon.htm   (1643 words)

 Luna - Dwarf Rabbit - May 21, 2003
But Luna is very real and now a year and a half old.
She loves my attention and will often go out of her way to get it, ie: hopping on the bed and nibbling the corners of whatever book I may be reading - that's works every time.
Luna is a very special bunny full of personality and spunk.
www.petoftheday.com /archive/2003/May/21.html   (123 words)

 Encyclopedia: January 8
January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born 21 April 1926) is the Queen regnant of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda...
Bronislava Nijinska (January 8, 1891 - February 21, 1972) was a Russian dancer, choreographer, and teacher of Polish descent, also known as Bronislava Fominitshna Nizhinskaya; in Polish language: Bronisława Niżyńska.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/January-8   (9852 words)

Luna 21 fires its rocket engine and begins its descent towards a landing on the Moon's surface
After completing 40 orbits of the Moon, Luna 21 lands at 28.85 degrees north, 30.45 degrees in the Le Monnier crater at the eastern edge of the Mare Serenitatis
Lunokhod 2 descends a pair of ramps on Luna 21's landing stage and moves onto the moon's surface - it travels 30 metres from Luna 21 and is parked
www.zarya.info /Diaries/1973.htm   (511 words)

 LPOD - Lunar Photo of the Day
On August 18, 1976 - 28 years ago today - the Luna 24 spacecraft landed on the Moon in southeastern Mare Crisium.
Following two previous failures (Oct 1974 and Oct 1975) Luna 24 successfully landed at 12.25 degrees N, 62.2 degrees E, just a few hundred meters from the damaged Luna 21 spacecraft.
A drill bored down 2.5 meters into the mare regolith (surface soil and smashed rocks) and saved the core samples curled up like an intestine in a protective cylinder that was launched back to Earth.
www.lpod.org /LPOD-2004-08-18.htm   (164 words)

 Amazon.com: Luna Live [LIVE]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If you are a luna fan it is a must have, and this would be the second album after Bewitched I would recomend to a newcomer.
It's as if Luna had decided to strip each song to its essentials, thus putting their lyrics and melodies front-and-center.
Luna is a great band in the studio.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000589F0?v=glance   (1421 words)

 Elmhurst College vs Concordia (IL) Univ.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
E 1-10 C21 Luna, Eric rush for 4 yards to the CURF17 (Allen, Justin).
E 2-10 C45 Luna, Eric rush for 7 yards to the CURF38 (Bangert, Jason;Sneed, Edwin).
E 1-10 C18 Luna, Eric rush for 2 yards to the CURF16 (Sneed, Edwin).
www.curf.edu /athletics/stats/men/football/2004/elmcu911.htm   (3811 words)

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