About automatic flight "Luna - 16" on the moon, taking lunar soil and return to Earth.
Star space launch vehicle with an automatic station "Luna-16" on board.
Soviet automatic station in outer space.
Diagram of the flight of automatic stations to the Moon (animation).
A copy of the coat of arms of the USSR, delivered to the surface of the Moon by the Luna-2 station.
Diagram of the flight of the station "Luna-3", with photographing the invisible side of the Moon and transmitting the image to the Earth (animation).
Photo of the invisible side of the moon.
The Zond-3 space station is in flight.
A complete map of the Moon, created using automatic stations.
The globe of the Moon.
The moon in the night sky.
Disclosure on the surface of the Moon of the station "Luna-9".
A picture of the lunar landscape taken by the camera of the station "Luna-9".
Flight diagram of an artificial satellite of the Moon (animation).
Photo of the lunar landscape.
The space station flies over the surface of the moon.
Panorama of a part of the Moon's surface, lunar craters.
Luna-13 station on the lunar surface.
The station is brought into working position.
Taking samples of lunar soil.
Diagram of the flight around the Moon of the station "Luna-15" (animation).
The text of a newspaper report about the flights of the Luna-15 and Zond stations.
Trajectories of the return of the automatic stations "Zond-5" and "Zond-6" to Earth (animation).
A report in the newspaper "Pravda" about the return of automatic space stations to Earth.
Photos of the Moon and the Earth, delivered to Earth by the Zond-7 station.
Diagram of the circumlunar orbits of space stations such as "Luna" and "Zond" (animation).
The moon in the night sky.
Seascape, the sun above the horizon.
Samples of meteorites in one of the halls of the Geological Museum.
Vice-President of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Academician A. P. Vinogradov talks about the importance of lunar research, the work of Soviet and American scientists, the successes achieved in this field, the results of studies of rocks on the surface of the Moon, the possibilities of automatic stations in the study of the Moon (synchronously).
Photos of American astronauts during the landing on the surface of the moon.
A meteorite in one of the halls of the museum.
Assembly of the Luna-16 station.
Installation of on-board equipment of the station.
The landing platform of the station with a ground intake device.
Return rocket with a descent vehicle, rocket elements.
View of the spherical lander.
Vinogradov Aleksandr Pavlovich -- geochemist scientist
Locations: Moscow  Space 
Conducting scientific experiments on taking samples of lunar soil during the creation of the automatic station "Luna-16".
Bench tests of a specially designed core drill.
Loading of soil into the lander during ground tests.
A launch vehicle with the Luna-16 station on board after takeoff on September 12, 1970.
A report in the newspaper "Pravda" about the flight of the automatic station "Luna-16".
Diagram of the flight to the Moon of the station "Luna-16", trajectory correction, flight in lunar orbit, landing of the station (animation).
Stanitsa descends to the surface of the moon.
A newspaper report about the landing of the station on the surface of the Moon in the Sea of Plenty.
A station on the surface of the moon.
The operator from the Ground controls the actions of the station.
A station with a ground-sampling device on the surface of the moon that has come into operation.
A core drill drills the lunar soil.
Taking a sample of lunar soil.
The capsule moves away from the lander after moving the soil into it.
closing the lander tank.
a station on the surface of the moon.
Employees of the computer center at work.
Equipment for transmitting the initial data for the launch of a rocket from the Moon.
Launch of an automatic rocket from the surface of the moon.
A report in the newspaper "Pravda" about the launch of a rocket from the surface of the moon.
The trajectory of the rocket to the Ground (animation).
Lander in the dense layers of the atmosphere (animation).
Operators track the flight of the lander.
One of the search service's locators, the radar screen, rotates.
The operator of the search service catches the call signs of the lander.
The locator rotates.
Lander during landing, the helicopter flies to the landing site of the lander.
Landing of the lander.
The helicopter lands at the landing site.
Lander on the ground with a parachute after landing.
The members of the meeting group run up to the lander.
Reports in the newspapers about the landing of the return vehicle of the station "Luna-16".
The device after landing.
Academician Petrov B. N. talks about the completion of the most complex experiment, the soft landing of the station, provided with automatic systems, the performance of complex operations to take soil samples, the performance of all tasks to ensure the flight, summarizes the results of the flight, the significance of the flight of the station "Luna-16" (synchronously).
The sea of abundance on the map of the Moon.
Return vehicle after landing, lunar soil delivered to Earth.
Petrov Boris Nikolaevich -- scientist, specialist in the field of automatic control
Locations: Moscow  Space