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Ye-6/5 Mission to Earth's Moon

Goals: This was another Soviet attempt to safely land a probe carrying an imaging system and radiation detector on the Moon.

Accomplishments: None. The spacecraft failed to reach Earth orbit when its engine shut down too soon.

Key Dates
20 Apr 1964:  Launch (08:08:28 UT)
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
Ye-6/5 Facts In 1964 Leonid Brezhnev replaced Nikita Khrushchev as the Soviet Union's political leader.

Cold War tensions between the superpowers were lampooned in the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

This Moon shot was the Soviet Union's 28th interplanetary mission.
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