National Aeronautics and Space Administration Logo
Follow this link to skip to the main content NASA Banner
Solar System Exploration
Missions to the Moon
 By Target   By Name   By Decade 
Beyond Our Solar System Our Solar System Sun Mercury Venus Moon Earth Mars Dwarf Planets Dwarf Planets Dwarf Planets Asteroids Comets Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Kuiper Belt
Ye-6/8 Mission to Earth's Moon

Goals: This mission was a Soviet attempt to make a soft landing on the Moon.

Accomplishments: None. A malfunction prevented the booster rocket's third-stage engine ignition. The spacecraft broke up and fell into the Pacific Ocean without reaching orbit.

Key Dates
10 Apr 1965:  Launch
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
Ye-6/8 Facts This was the Soviet Union's 31st deep space mission.

Engineers made improvements to a troublesome guidance system on this spacecraft, the seventh attempt at a lunar soft landing.

It is believed depressurization of a nitrogen pipe prevented the third-stage engine from firing and doomed the mission.
Awards and Recognition   Solar System Exploration Roadmap   Contact Us   Site Map   Print This Page
NASA Official: Kristen Erickson
Advisory: Dr. James Green, Director of Planetary Science
Outreach Manager: Alice Wessen
Curator/Editor: Phil Davis
Science Writer: Autumn Burdick
Producer: Greg Baerg
Webmaster: David Martin
> NASA Science Mission Directorate
> Budgets, Strategic Plans and Accountability Reports
> Equal Employment Opportunity Data
   Posted Pursuant to the No Fear Act
> Information-Dissemination Policies and Inventories
> Freedom of Information Act
> Privacy Policy & Important Notices
> Inspector General Hotline
> Office of the Inspector General
> NASA Communications Policy
> NASA Advisory Council
> Open Government at NASA
Last Updated: 2 Dec 2010