At a current Moscow exhibition of Russian space achievements Luniks and Sputniks abound - this exhibition's opening comes the week the world saw the first Lunik 111 moon photographs.
SV People move along.
LV PAN DOWN..Building, to people entering exhibition.
SV INT..People move along.
CV PAN..From people looking to Lunik 1 model.
MV PAN..from people looking, to two orbs of alloy.
CV Man looks at orbs.
SV PAN FROM..Onlookers to model of Sputnik 3.
CV PAN..Men look at Sputnik 3.
SV Model of Sputnik 1.
MV PAN DOWN..Lunik 2.
CV Sputnik 3 (suspended) and model 2(on right).
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Background: At a current Moscow exhibition of Russian space achievements Luniks and Sputniks abound - this exhibition's opening comes the week the world saw the first Lunik 111 moon photographs.
The Lunik 1 model on view recalls the January flight this year - around the sun. Lunik 11 launched in September this year hit the moon.
Sputniks - the first lasted three months; the second lasted four; the third is still in orbit.
On the eve of the exhibition's opening the Supreme Soviet approved the 1960 Budget devoting a record GBP2,910M (32,600M roubles to science research with the aim of keeping the Soviet Union in the lead into space.
The Soviet Union's top scientist, Science Academy President Nesmiyanov in Pravda this week predicted space flights by man - he implied Soviet man - will take place soon.
In Rome the same day Oct. 30 a leading American space scientist said: We have a man ready too - in fact seven of them. They could go up if the rocket vehicle were ready.