While the Saturn V made headlines shuttling American astronauts to the moon, the Soviet N1 rocket was made famous for a slightly different reason—when it blew up on takeoff it resulted in the largest, non-nuclear, man-made explosion of all time
. This week's Oobject
showcases the N1 and 11 other pieces of Soviet Moon tech used in the USSR's failed moon shot.
Be sure to also check out these Soviet Satellites
, these ripoffs from the Bloc
, and these USSR-designed computer systems