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Zond 06
Zond 6 Mission to Earth's Moon

Goals: Fly around the Moon and return to Earth, taking photographs and testing the effect of space travel on a biological payload.

Accomplishments: Zond was the second Soviet spacecraft to fly to the Moon and back. It took pictures of the lunar near and far sides, but crashed on re-entry. Though the picture film was salvaged, the biological payload was lost.


Key Dates
10 Nov 1968:  Launch
Status: Partial Success
Fast Facts
Zond 06 Facts This was the second soviet spacecraft to fly around the Moon and return to Earth.

The spacecraft crashed on Earth.

Although the biological payload was descroyed, rescuers salvaged film from the spacecraft cameras.
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