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Mission

Kind: Lunar lander

State: Successful

Place: Moon

Operator: NASA

Date

Start:

Duration: 3 months, 9 days (launch to last contact)

Mission Ending

Last Contact: December 17, 1967 (1967-12-18)

Rocket

Rocket: Atlas SLV-3C Centaur-D

Kind: NASA

Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft

Mass: 1,006 kilograms (2,218 lb)

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral LC-36B

Flyby

"Requesting permission for flyby." Maverick - Top Gun

Orbit

"You’re going very fast when you’re on orbit, going around the world once every hour and a half." - Robert Crippen

Lander

Place: Lunar

Region: 1°25′N 23°11′E / 1.41°N 23.18°E / 1.41, 23.18(Mare Tranquillitatis)

Date: September 11, 1967, 00:46:44 UTC



Surveyor 5 was the fifth lunar lander of the American uncrewed Surveyor program sent to explore the surface of the Moon. Surveyor 5 landed on Mare Tranquillitatis in 1967. A total of 19,118 images were transmitted to Earth.

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