Ranger 9
March 21, 1965

 

Collage of television cameras and image of Crater Alphonsus

Collage of television cameras and image of Crater Alphonsus

 

The last in its series, Ranger 9 launches for the Moon.

Each of the nine Ranger spacecraft had six cameras onboard designed to provide different exposure times, fields of view, lenses, and scan rates as they impacted the Moon.

See also: NASA History