Ranger 7 ‘Meets’ The Moon

July 30, 2014

The historic 1964 Ranger 7 mission was the first true success in the United States’ early quest to explore the moon.

The JPL-built spacecraft launched July 28. Three days later, it made a targeted impact on the moon, sending back more than 4,300 photos along the way.

Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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