Goals: NASA sent several model Surveyor spacecraft into space in order to test trajectories to the Moon for a future Moon landing. Surveyor Model 1 was one such test mission and its goal was to launch a lunar lander spacecraft into a barycentric orbit toward a simulated Moon.

Accomplishments: Surveyor Model 1 was successfully inserted on a simulated lunar trajectory so precise that it would have landed on the Moon without a trajectory correction on an actual mission.

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