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The conical bit at the top is a low-gain antenna from one of the probes - possibly a Venera judging by the spherical module just visible on the left.

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The conical bit at the top is a low-gain antenna from one of the probes - possibly a Venera judging by the spherical module just visible on the left.

Yes, part of the descent package after the chute is deployed? Vega 1 or 2?

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Yes, part of the descent package after the chute is deployed? Vega 1 or 2?

Yes, that's it. Vegas had two stage descent module, landing module and free floating aerostat those gondola is depicted. It is hard to tell whether it is Vega-1 or Vega-2 as they were identical.

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Hi,chaps, ive been a bit busy,but i like where this can go,i shall try and devote some time to it?

so whats this space related object?and why was it unusual?

northvietnam_zps0d7b05a5.png

cheers Don

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After Apollo 8 the US sent a copy of the classic 'Earthrise' photo to every head of state in the world. The card appears to be the acknowledgement from Ho Chi Minh and it was unusual because the US was at war with North Vietnam at the time. It was a bit like Churchill sending Hitler a Christmas card in 1942.

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HI.GORDON. it was a bit unusual,though he never got a reply from castro,. spot on though ,

cheers DON, The card in the photo is in the smithsonian btw...

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