I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

Luna 9, was an unmanned space mission of the Soviet Union’s Luna program.

On February 3, 1966 the Luna 9 spacecraft became the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, or any planetary body other than Earth, and to transmit photographic data to Earth from the surface of another planetary body.