January 21, 1966: The USSR launched Luna 9, which became the first spacecraft to achieve a lunar soft landing and to transmit photographic data from the surface back to Earth.
According to NASA, “The probe also proved that the lunar surface could support the weight of a lander and that an object would not sink into a loose layer of dust as some models predicted.”
What noise would a spacecraft getting sucked into a layer of lunar dust make? (trick question)
Map: Cartographic Division of the National Geographic Society. The earth’s moon. Athos D. Grazzini, associate chief cartographer. Washington: National Geographic Society, c1969.
"I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch."
I love that the internet has finally got excited about what Emma Thompson has been doing more or less without pause for thirty years.
Have I told you about my crush on Emma Thompson.