|All drawing and photographs by Serge Gracieux|
To show progress between the two Lunokhod probes, he also realized on a reconstituted lunar ground, a 1/20 scale model of Lunokhod 2 with most of the equipment articulated.
In 1977,on the occasion of a meeting organized in Lyon by Albert Ducrocq and the "Cosmos Club de France", he took along the numbered photograph of Lunokhod 2 and made sign some personalities. In addition to the signatures of: Leonid Sedov and Carl Merrit, one finds the signatures of 9 astronauts and cosmonauts: Jerry Carr, Bill Pogue, James Lovel, Gordon Cooper, Buzz Aldrin, Don Eisele, Ed Mitchell, Djanibekov and Makarov.
A few years later Serge Gracieux was admitted in the Lavochkin museum to attend the opening of the lid of the Lunokhod pressure cooker and saw turning the wheels of Lunakhod 3 which is represented in the reference section. See is a great word, it is especially to hear. Fortunately there is no sound on the Moon since it was a noisy animal.
Serge also made a few years ago several drawings which are depicting very precisely what a Soviet N1-L3 lunar mission would have been.
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