On November 17, 1970, the Lunokhod 1 moonrover was released by the Soviet Union’s orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft:

On November 17, 1970, the Lunokhod 1 moonrover was released by the Soviet Union’s orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft:

It succeeded in landing on the Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains), becoming the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world.

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