Surveyor 1 Shadow
Date: 2 Jun 1966
Surveyor 1, the first of the Surveyor missions to make a successful soft landing on the moon, proved design and landing techniques. In addition to transmitting over 11,000 pictures, it sent information on the bearing strength of the lunar soil, the radar reflectivity and temperature.
Surveyor 1 was launched on 30 May 1966 and landed on 2 June 1966.
Credit: NASA Planetary Photojournal