Space Rocket History #145 – Surveyors 2 – 7 with a Little Apollo 12

The primary objectives of the Surveyor program, were to support the Apollo landings by: (1) developing and validating the technology for landing softly on the Moon; (2) providing data on the compatibility of the Apollo design with conditions encountered on the lunar surface; and (3) adding to the scientific knowledge of the Moon.

Link to free Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo PDF calendar.

Surveyor 3 with parts identified

Surveyor 3 with parts identified

Surveyor 4 launch

Surveyor 4 launch

The northwest wall of the Surveyor 5 crater

The northwest wall of the Surveyor 5 crater

Surveyor 6 on the plains of Sinus Medii

Surveyor 6 on the plains of Sinus Medii

Photomosaic of a panorama taken by Surveyor 7

Photomosaic of a panorama taken by Surveyor 7

Apollo 12 Astronauts visit Surveyor 3

Apollo 12 Astronauts visit Surveyor 3

3 thoughts on “Space Rocket History #145 – Surveyors 2 – 7 with a Little Apollo 12

  1. Another interesting episode, Mike.
    Aviation Week recently opened a new website that has ALL of their issues (1916-2016) complete for your viewing pleasure. You do need to register, but it’s free. There is an article on Surveyor I in the May 30, 1966 issue (and the others would follow with their launches and results from landing.

    Thanks for mentioning my calendar. The unique feature is that I’ve plotted out the missions on a time-liine across the days of each mission so that you can “follow along.” The calendar is big: 11×17. You can have the PDF printed at your local printing center.

  2. another outstanding episodes…thank you mike … for diging deep into the archive and include the historic commentaries. tis makes a unique podcast which you have demonstrated for the last 144 weeks, three years in the making a amazing history telling event every thursday for me and i hope for hte few (hope thousand) listeners of your posdcast……best of luck!

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