Russian Robots on the Moon

  • Robert Reeves

Abstract

After Surveyor 7 completed its mission, U.S. unmanned lunar exploration ended for the next quarter-century. An American presence on the moon did continue for the next five years, but only under the manned Apollo program. The goal of the unmanned explorations had focused increasingly on support of the politically motivated Apollo manned landings. When the manned lunar landing goal was achieved in 1969, further unmanned scientific explorations were canceled by the cost-conscious Nixon administration which was trying to finance the Vietnam War.

Keywords

Titanium Dust Explosive Flare Liner 

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© Robert Reeves 1994

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