great lunokhod swag

1232013244937078187For your delectation, here’s a way cool vintage Soviet space pin depicting our beloved mascot, the Lunokhod “Moonwalker”  rover.  This one dates from the Lunokhod 1 mission of  1970.

I’m posting this before I go to ebay and find out what the real thing is going to cost me. That’s how much I like you guys, and the design of this little badge.

If you aren’t familiar with Soviet space pins, or just want to see more of them (including some early rarities from the Sputnik and Vostok eras),  visit 26 Soviet Space Pins From the Heat of the Space Race over on Gizmodo.

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