Luna 23: Flip Book

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Luna 23 was an attempted automated sample return mission. Luna 23 was launched on 28 October 1974 and landed in Mare Crisium on 6 November 1974. Due to a spacecraft malfunction, a sample could not be obtained and the whole spacecraft (including the ascent stage) remains on the lunar surface.

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