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  • Lia Prins

    From NASA's Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions | Co.Design

  • Charl Malan

    The space probe Luna 3 takes the first photographs of the far side of the moon. The radio-controlled Luna 3 was part of the Soviet Union’s highly successful lunar program. 7 October 1959

  • Amro

    Dark side of the moon The moon is a familiar sight – at least, the face permanently turned towards Earth is. In 1959, the Soviet Luna-3 probe gave us a new perspective when it sent back this grainy picture of the lunar far side. It looks different from the near side as the crust here is harder and cooler. Subsequent missions have discovered an abundance of water located at the moon's poles. (Image: National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) Photo Gallery)

  • Norman Allin

    The first glimpse of the far side of the Moon, photographed from the Soviet Lunar 3 spacecraft in 1959 Picture: National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) Photo Gallery

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