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22/10/1975 The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus

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The Soviet Union landed on Venus. Photos from the surface.

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When the Soviets Photographed the Surface of Venus - It Happened in Space #9

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Grand Explorations: Venera 9 - Orbiter Space Flight Simulator

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Venus and the Venera program

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KSP - Venera 9 - Pure Stock Replicas

Venera 9, manufacturer's designation: 4V-1 No. 660, was a Soviet unmanned space mission to Venus. It consisted of an orbiter and a lander. It was launched in 1975, and had a mass of 4,936 kilograms. The orbiter was the first spacecraft to orbit Venus, while the lander was the first to return images from the surface of another planet.