This film summarizes the exploration of the Moon conducted by the unmanned Ranger, Surveyor, and lunar orbiter spacecraft. It also shows how such detailed data and photography contributed to the first manned flights to the Moon. The film describes the complexities of close-up photography of the Moon and includes views of craters, mountain ranges, and other lunar terrain.
Length: 25 Minutes, 15 Seconds
Image Date: 1967
Credit: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
Origin: National Aeronautics and Space Administration