USSR Nay Have Two Lunar Programs Under Way
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The precise goals of both programs are not known, but they involve missions different from previous Zond or Luna events. The current lunar programtheoosterto be aimed at scientific exploration of the moon and probably is not directlyto manned lunar flight. The other program could beat developingand techniques requiredanned lunar landing.
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