This is a model of the Soviet spaceship moon walker Maan Lunokhod 1. Made around 1971. The toy works properly, light flashes and all 8 wheels are driven. It is in played condition. The lid of the box has cracks and is damaged, but still included. Works on a standard flat battery. The lunar vehicle was the first of two unmanned lunar rovers to land on the moon by the Soviet Union as part of the Lunokhod program. The spacecraft carrying Lunokhod 1 was called Luna 17. Luna 17 was launched on November 10, 1970. After reaching Earth orbit, the final phase of Luna 17’s launch rocket was fired to orbit it towards the moon . Mission Results – During the 322 Earth days of operations, Lunokhod traveled 10,540 meters and returned more than 20,000 TV images. The location of the Lunokhod 1 has been uncertain since 1971. In November 2010, the location of the rover was determined to within an inch.
Various Soviet Russia VSR068 Lunokhod Toy