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May 6, 1968: in this video, Neil Armstrong is flying the lunar…

May 6, 1968: in this video, Neil Armstrong is flying the lunar lander research vehicle (LLRV) when the device experienced a total failure of its flight controls. Armstrong had to bail out seconds before the vehicle crashed and exploded.

He was back in his office an hour later.

Via the Smithsonian Air & Space blog by way of Boing Boing.

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Until the recent Mars rovers, Lunokhod 1 held the robotic rover…


Lunokhod 1


Lunokhod 1, Mare Imbrium


Luna 17 and the tracks of Lunokhod 1

Until the recent Mars rovers, Lunokhod 1 held the robotic rover endurance record: it landed on the Moon at Mare Imbrium in November of 1970 and lasted 400 days, until September of 1971.

The LRO images above show the rover sitting in Mare Imbrium, as well as the tracks it made around the Russian Luna 17 lander.

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