Surveyor 2 on the beach

The second of a series of Surveyor spacecraft, designed to soft land on the moon, will be launched from Cape Kennedy during a launch period beginning Tuesday, September 20, and ending Friday, September 23.

The press room will be opened at JPL at 3:00 a.m., Tuesday. The launch window for the first day is from 3:51 a.m. to 5:32 a.m.

Commentary on the mission will be provided during major events. The flight time to the moon will be about 63 hours. If Surveyor succeeds in the soft landing and returns lunar photographs to Earth, picture release will be at JPL.

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