Surveyor 6
November 11, 1967

 

Testing of Surveyor on Earth
Testing of Surveyor on Earth

 

The performance of Surveyor 6 on the lunar surface is virtually flawless. As part of the surface mechanical properties investigation, Surveyor 6 performs a "hop" maneuver, moving 2.5 meters (about 8 feet) away from its original landing area. The hop gives excellent views of the surface disturbances produced by the initial landing and the effects of firing rocket engines close to the lunar surface.

See also: National Space Science Data Center