Space Exploration

Moscow’s Secret Moon Plan: The N-1 Rocket [Infographic]

Soviet N-1 Moon Rocket“Hoping to beat the Americans to the moon before 1970, Soviet rocket engineer Sergey Korolyov worked in secret to plan the mighty N-1, an equal to the American Saturn V booster. In 1966 however, the sudden death of Korolyov threw Soviet plans into disarray. After four N-1s were lost in catastrophic accidents, the Soviets destroyed the remaining hardware and denied the very existence of the program. The N-1 remained a state secret until being made public in 1990.”

Taken from the infographic below:

See how the former Soviet Union planned to match the U.S. Apollo moon landings with the N-1 rocket in this infographic.Source Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

Paul Tomaszewski is the founder of CosmoBC.com and CosmoDez.com. He enjoys programming and writing on topics such as technology, business, astronomy, and many more. He also has a personal blog called PaulTomBlog.com.

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