Russia  1971
Luna 17/Lunokhod 1
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Four stamps commemorating the landing of Luna 17 which delivered the Lunokhod 1 lunar rover to the Moon on 17 November 1970. Controllers on Earth drove Lunokhod around on the surface by remote control for 10 months. The four stamps show Luna 17 touching down in the Mare Imbrium; communications via the tracking station at Yevpatoria in the Crimea; the empty landing stage; and Lunokhod roaming the surface.

The same four designs in slightly reduced size are also commonly encountered in the form of a sheet, below.


Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers for the individual stamps:
3918, 3919, 3920, 3921

Stanley Gibbons catalogue number for the sheet:
MS3922

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