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Soviet satellite has reached the moon 50 years ago

September 14 2009

For the first time in the history of the Soviet automatic machine Luna 2 reached the surface of the Earth's satellite on Sept. 14, 1959. He brought to the Moon pennant with the coat of arms of the Soviet Union and the inscription "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. September 1959. Experts believe that this particular flight helped prepare the ground for launching into space by Yuri Gagarin.

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