22/10/1975 The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus
The Soviet Union landed on Venus. Photos from the surface.
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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.