Spacecraft on the Moon, lunar map
Spacecraft on the Moon. Map showing coloured markers for 34 spacecraft that impacted or landed on the Moon from the 1960s onwards. The spacecraft are: Ranger 7-9 (1964 to 1965, NASA, white), Luna 5, 7-9, 13, 15-18, 20-21, 23-24 (1965 to 1976, Soviet Union, red), Surveyor 1-7 (1966 to 1968, NASA, green), Lunar Orbiter 1-3 (1966 to 1967, NASA, black), Apollo 11-12, 14-17 (1969 to 1972, NASA, blue), Lunar Prospector (1999, NASA, pink) and SMART-1 (2006, ESA, white). All except the Apollo landers were unmanned probes. Luna 2 (1959) was the first man-made object to reach the surface of the Moon
© Detlev van Ravenswaay
Tanks off-loading from an LCT
Photograph: Tanks off-loading from an LCT. From a photograph album containing 210 photographs compiled by Maj Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944. Photographs are of locations in England and France. Associated with World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945). M4 Sherman tanks with exhaust stacks driving off a Landing Craft Tank towards beach. Date: 1944
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Aerial view of Europa Point, Gibraltar
Pictured is an aerial view of Europa Point (the southernmost point of Gibraltar).
The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar is a rocky headland on the southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.
It has an area of just over 2 square miles and a population of 30, 000. It enjoys a strategic location at the western entrance to the Mediterranean, where the straits between Europe and Africa are only 14 km wide.
Royal Air Force Gibraltar is a unique station situated in the shadow of the Rock adjacent to the border with Spain. The airfield was built at the start of the Second World War and is an integral part of Gibraltarian life as the only road into Spain crosses the runway.
Today there are no military aircraft permanently based at RAF Gibraltar, however, the Station remains at extremely high readiness to support UK military operations.
Gibraltar was ceded to Britain in perpetuity by Spain under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 but Spain still presses claim to Gibraltar, however the Gibraltarians wish to remain British as was demonstrated in 1967 and 2002, when an overwhelming majority voted to retain British sovereignty
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