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The space adventure > Luna and Surveyor


Once man has sent satellites orbiting the Earth, its next goal was of course the Moon. First a tour to see the hidden side and finally a landing giving us images of the lunar surface. 

Many missions have been sent to the Moon before the Apollo program, some of which were failures. Note that the Luna and Surveyor probes were the beginning of the exploration of the solar system.

The probe Lunik 3

The hidden face photographed by probe Luna 3 (or Lunik 3) October 7, 1959.

View of lunar surface near the crater Tycho (photo mosaic TV) taken by Surveyor 7 January 1968.

Credit : JPL/NASA