Soviet probe Luna 3 returned our first view of the far side of the moon, revealing odd, mountainous terrain.
The camera was triggered by a photo cell responsive to reflected lunar
light and used radiation-resistant film, which was developed, fixed, and dried on board. That same year, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev made a historic U.S. visit. Upon being denied a visit to Disneyland, he joked: "I ask, why not? What is it? You have rocket launching pads there?"