Lunar path (1968)

Film №38748, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:10
Production: Centrnauchfilm (CNF)
Director:Rodichev D.
Screenwriters:Minchin S.N.
Camera operators:Shumov N., Sivkov V.
Text authors:Shergova G.


A film about moon exploration by Soviet scientists in the period 1957-1967. Dedicated to the decade of research.

Reel №1

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Night natural landscapes with views of the moon and moonlight.

The moon in the starry sky.


Scientist looking into telescope.

Pictures Of The Moon.

Newsreel of the late 50-ies - 60-ies.:

Start a space rocket.

The processes: the separation of the fairing from the satellite.

Animation: a satellite in space, the Moon above the Earth orbits Earth above the Kremlin tower.

Start a space rocket.

Animation: space satellite goes into orbit, the rocket goes into space.

Trick photography: the satellite approaches the moon.

Open the dome of the Observatory.

Scientists look through telescopes.

Animation: stars in the telescope lens.

The reversal of the telescope (the view from the dome).

Animation: sodium cloud.

System radiotelescopes connection.

The signal of the device.


Animation: rocket "Luna-1" passes near the moon.

The launch of "Luna-2".

Trick photography: the satellite and Moon in space.

People buy Newspapers.

Newspaper in hand.

People have radios.

Chimes of the Spassky tower.

A man looks at his watch.

Scientists at the table.


The chiming clock 12:00.


The speaker sends a message.

Animation: the station is flying to the moon.

Trick photography: the Moon, on the surface of the falling tokens with letters.

The women discuss the news.

Experts set up the equipment.

Winter moonrise.

The moon in the night sky.

Trick photography: a satellite in space, photographing the moon.

Animation: trajectory, transferring images to the Ground.

Satellite communication antenna.

Scientists browsing the data.

One of the first photographs of the moon.

The with Russian names of craters.

Animation: the Moon is in space, shaded area.

The processes: automatic station "ZOND-3" photographs of the moon, the signal transmission to the Ground.

The scientist receives the signal.

Lunar globe.

Scientists write on the Board.

Engineers work in the KB.

Experts create a space station.

The test station.

Start a space rocket.

Animation: the movement in low earth orbit, the station is flying into space, the transmission of the signal.

Calendar: 1950e-1960e 04.10.1957 02.01.1959 14.09.1959 31.01.1966

Locations: Moscow [820]

Reel №2

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Newsreel 60-ies.:

Antenna long range satellite communication.

The specialists of the center.

Trick photography: the station is flying in space.

Animation: the relation between the Sun, Moon and Earth; the station includes the engines and changing course.

Communication antenna on Earth.

Animation: trajectory of the flight station, the signal transmission to the Ground.

Trick photography: the station in space, radio waves.

Animation: the station is flying among the stars.

The operator at the control panel.

The signal of the device.

Animation: station landing, landing on the moon.

Trick photography: the station disclosed in its working position, the arms of the USSR, the types of stations and lunar landscapes.

The operator at the control panel.

Shooting At The Moon.

People buy and read Newspapers.

Newspapers around the world.

The influx of newspaper pages, the movement of vehicles.

Animation: the starry sky, a satellite in earth orbit, the surface of the Earth, the first artificial satellite of the moon station "Luna-10".

1966: the Meeting of the XXIII Congress of the CPSU.

Trick photography: the satellite flies over the Moon.

The Congress delegates listen transmitted from the satellite "international".

The applause of the audience.

Pictures Of The Moon.

Trick photography: the station "Luna-13" is revealed in working position, sampling the soil, the surface of the moon.

Animation: the likely trajectory back to the flight station, the flight path and point of landing probes.

Editions of Soviet Newspapers.

Pictures Of The Earth.

The Moon.

Natural landscapes with views of the moon.

Calendar: 1960s 04.1966

Locations: Moscow [820]

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