The Mighty N-1: 30 Engines to Reach the Moon

While the Soviet Union may not have reached the Moon back at the height of the Cold War, they were certainly working on it. Here, meet the N-1, the brainchild of engineer Sergey Korolyov. The rocket and its four failed launches remained a state secret for decades.

 
See how the former Soviet Union planned to match the U.S. Apollo moon landings with the N-1 rocket in this infographic.
Source Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

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