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      Object Designation #: XXXX

      Containment Class: EPARCH1

      Containment Status: ACTIVE-STABLE

      Containment Protocol: Based on agreements from the Artemis Conference, the following procedures have been implemented:

      1. Global distribution of ENUI-4/GAMMA gaseous amnestics via Foundation-owned aircraft (preceded by inoculation of necessary Foundation and GRU Division-"P" personnel): Successful

      • Follow-up investigations by Mobile Task Forces Gamma-5 and Iota-10 to determine success of ENUI-4/GAMMA procedure: Completed, success confirmed

      2. Elimination of SCP-XXXX evidence (via orbital hydrogen fluoride laser satellite EMBLA), followed by retroactive alteration of astronomical data as necessary: Blocked by Overwatch

      • Update 23-12-1984: All evidence and artefacts recovered by Orbital Task Force ढ-3

      3. Ongoing misinformation campaign (PROJECT ARMSTRONG) with the goals of (a) ensuring all information concerning SCP-XXXX is confiscated, classified, and/or publicly discredited (this includes falsifying historical documents as necessary); and (b) glorifying the Apollo 11 mission in popular culture via anomalous media compulsion tactics and funding of relevant operations.

      • ARMSTRONG Media Campaign 111796 ("AP11"): Success
      • ARMSTRONG Media Campaign 111709 ("MNSH"): General Failure
      • ARMSTRONG Media Campaign 062311 ("DOTM"): Partial Success
        • Note from Project Lead: Further work with MB/EK/PM not advised.
      • ARMSTRONG Media Campaign 101218 ("FSMN"): Success


      Photograph taken from an exterior camera on the 7K-L1 landing module. Identity of the cosmonaut is uncertain, but believed to be Colonel Komarov based on fragmented radio transmissions.

      Anomaly Description: SCP-XXXX designates the successful moon landing by the Soviet Union on November 3rd, 1968.

      The Soviet space program had developed the "Zond" lunar lander in secret, based on modified Soyuz orbiter designs. The four-man crew made a safe descent onto the surface of the Mare Frigoris, near the lunar north pole.

      Based on continuous information exchange with Group of Interest 8.1935 (GRU Division "P"), as well as independent research, it has been determined that an anomalous lunar creature (EoI-1131968) was responsible for the deaths of the crew and the failure of the mission to return to Earth.

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      Soyuz 7K-L1 Crew Manifest

      Name: Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin

      Age: 35

      Rank: Brigadier General

      Official Cause of Death: Jet crash caused by meteorological conditions.


      Name: Yekaterina Vasylievna Budanova

      Age: 52

      Rank: Captain

      Official Cause of Death: Shot down by Luftwaffe pilot during air battle.


      Name: Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov

      Age: 41

      Rank: Colonel

      Official Cause of Death: Spacecraft test flight accident (parachute failure during re-entry)


      Name: Vladimir Sergeyevich Seryogin

      Age: 46

      Rank: Commander

      Official Cause of Death: Jet crash alongside Gagarin.

      Chelomei UR-500 Specifications

      7K-L1 capsule and ELV assembly.

      Full Designation: Zond 1968B (Zond 7K-L1 s/n 8)

      Manufacturer: PAO S. P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation

      Official Mission Result: Block D stage exploded on pad, killing three personnel and canceling the launch.

      • Structural modifications:
        • Upper orbital module has been reduced to 1.90 m and 1050 kg
        • Descent module equipped for low-gravity landing, resulting in increase to 2.5 m 3100 kg
        • Instrumentation & service module is generally standard, with slightly increased mass due to added systems
      • Life support engineered to support five crewmembers for up to thirty days
        • Potassium superoxide (KO2) and lithium hydroxide (LiOH) cylinder-based oxygen/water recycling system
      • Aluminum-composite payload fairing (jettisoned during launch, recovered in the Arctic Ocean near Arkhangelsk by Boreas-72 agents)


      Orbital module (A)
      1. Docking mechanism
      2 & 4. Kurs rendezvous radar antenna
      3. Television transmission antenna
      5. Camera
      6. Hatch
      Descent module (B)
      7. Parachute compartment
      8. Periscope
      9. Porthole
      11. Heat shield

      Service module (C)
      10 & 18. Attitude control engines
      12. Earth sensors
      13. Sun sensor
      14. Solar panel attachment point
      15. Thermal sensor
      16. Kurs antenna
      17. Main propulsion
      19. Communication antenna
      20. Fuel tanks
      21. Oxygen tank

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      SCP-XXXX-1, photographed near the lunar north pole, 1969.

      Entity ID: SCP-XXXX-1 (formerly EoI-1131968)

      Ancillary Containment Procedures: Unnecessary. SCP-XXXX-1 is believed deceased following a hostile encounter with SCP-3609 circa 1983.

      Former Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-1 is currently uncontainable. Protocol consists of eliminating any evidence of the entity from non-Foundation space telescopes. Should Project THOTH be deemed feasible in the near future, the primary goal of project staff should be the containment or neutralization of SCP-XXXX-1.

      Description: SCP-XXXX-1 was a large serpentine entity resembling Lampropeltis elapsoides, formerly inhabiting the Mare Frigoris region of the lunar surface. Specifically, it was most often observed coiling its body (estimated at 235 meters in length) in the shadows of impact craters, displaying a preference for the Harpalus and Foucault terraced rim walls. Due to the limitations on observation, behavioral studies have been inconclusive, however, it is believed that the entity was either resting3 or attempting to conceal itself.

      When questioned, SCP-2686 displayed no apparent knowledge of SCP-XXXX-1. Researchers have concluded that SCP-XXXX-1 generally avoided other anomalous entities, only attacking the Soyuz 7K-L1 crew because they entered its "territory" and were not considered a threat to itself.

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      Representatives at the Artemis Conference, 1968.

      ❬❬ Audio Transcript ❭❭

      Location: Catedrala Mitropolitană Nașterea Domnului, Kishinev (now Chișinău), Moldova

      In Attendance:

      • SCP Foundation External Relations Director Amarnath Machoi
      • SCP Foundation Assistant Director of Extraterrestrial Anomalies Cyrus Hourdoon
      • SCP Foundation Researcher Dr. Stephanie Hall

      • ГРУ Отдел 'П' (GRU Division "P") Junior Administrator Stanislav Nikolaev4
      • GRU Division "P" Assistant Secretary Moroshkina Marya Larionovna5 (translator)

      • Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Nikolai Viktorovich Podgorny

      Archivist's Note: For the purpose of clear presentation, all dialogue has been translated into English and all instances of lingual interpretation have been removed. Full unedited documentation is available upon request.

      10:47 AM EEST. Chairman Podgorny enters the room and sits at the head of the conference table, gesturing for Director Machoi to begin.

      [SCP] Machoi:

      [GRU] Nikolaev:

      «End Log»

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      The following messages have been released as part of the SCP-XXXX documentation archive.











      To: Flight Director Glynn Lunney, Deputy Administrator Hugh L. Dryden
      From: Flight Director Gene Kranz, Professor R. Seamans Jr.6

      Subject: Apollo Site Selection Update

      Content: Mare Frigoris and Mare Serenitatis are out for landing. New data from Surveyor indicates that a slight correction of Site 2 would work best. The area we've picked out is in the Mare Tranquillitatis; selenographic coordinates are 00.67408° North, 23.47297° East.














      To: Deputy Director Holman
      From: Dr. Hall

      Subject: Re: California

      Content: Task Force Command has notified us of a new anomaly just transferred to containment. I think this item could be incredibly useful for further lunar operations.

      One (1) attachment: proposal_outpost-thoth-1.doc