Luna 2

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Luna 2 Spacecraft

Luna 2 was the second spacecraft in Soviet Union's Luna programme to probe the Moon. Luna 2 was launched on 12 September 1959 and it crash landed on the Moon the next day. During its journey to Moon, Luna 2 confirmed the existence of solar wind. Luna 2 was the first human made object to land on a celestial body in space.