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30/05/1966 Launch of Surveyor 1


Surveyor 1 - Landing on the Moon


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AC-10: Surveyor 1 launch (30.5.66)

Surveyor 1 was the first lunar soft-lander in the unmanned Surveyor program of NASA. This lunar soft-lander gathered data about the lunar surface that would be needed for the manned Apollo Moon landings that began in 1969. The successful soft landing of Surveyor 1 on the Ocean of Storms was the first by an American space probe.
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    • Essentials 

    • Mission description 

    • Science instruments