Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Luna 16

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Soviet Union

Luna 16 was launched on 12 September 1970 and successfully landed on the lunar surface in Mare Fecunditatis on 20 September 1970. After collecting 101 g of lunar soil, the Luna 16 ascent stage launched on 21 September 1970 and successfully landed back on Earth on 24 September 1970.


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