Objective: Planetary. Type: Lunar. Overview: Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Surveyor series soft-landed on the moon, provided images of the lunar surface, and tested the characteristics of the lunar soi. Major Events: .
11 July 1960 Surveyor project starts. More detailsSummary: NASA selected Hughes, North American, Space Technology Laboratory, and McDonnell to study designs for the first lunar soft-landing spacecraft.
07 November 1967 Surveyor 6 Spacecraft: Surveyor. Mass: 280 kg. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas Centaur SLV-3C . More detailsSummary: Soft landed on lunar Moon; photographed lunar surface; sampled lunar soil; used propulsion system to briefly lift off of lunar surface.