The Russians may not have sent a man to the Moon, but 40 years ago, the Soviet Union guided the first unmanned rover to the Earth’s closest neighbor. The automatic remote-controlled robots also known as 'Lunar tanks’ roamed the Moon’s surface, revolutionizing space exploration.
It’s a little book about the Moon, popular science type. It includes schemes, photos, and a few color illustrations. It was published in 1964 when social interest for space exploration was unbelievably high.
Saturn V scale model compared with a Soviet N1 “moon rocket” at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Behind the display an Apollo era moon suit and the Soviet Krechet-94 (Кречет = gyrfalcon) for lunar excursions.