nov 27, 1971 - First Object
With the race to the Moon won, the Soviet Union instead focused on improving various rockets as well as building orbiting space stations. They did however, manage to make a significant achievement in space exploration when their probe, Mars 2, became the first man-made object to land on the surface of Mars in November 1971.
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History of Human Civilization
This is a rough history of human migration, advancement, and...