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Home Surveyor 1’s shadow against the Moon’s surface in late lunar afternoon; horizon at upper right. The spacecraft made a successful soft landing on the Moon on June 2, 1966. (NASA/JPL) Surveyor 1's shadow against the Moon's surface in late lunar afternoon; horizon at upper right. The spacecraft made a successful soft landing on the Moon on June 2, 1966. (NASA/JPL)

Surveyor 1’s shadow against the Moon’s surface in late lunar afternoon; horizon at upper right. The spacecraft made a successful soft landing on the Moon on June 2, 1966. (NASA/JPL)

Surveyor 1's shadow against the Moon's surface in late lunar afternoon; horizon at upper right. The spacecraft made a successful soft landing on the Moon on June 2, 1966. (NASA/JPL)

Surveyor 1’s shadow against the Moon’s surface in late lunar afternoon; horizon at upper right. The spacecraft made a successful soft landing on the Moon on June 2, 1966. (NASA/JPL)

Portion of first Moon photo by a U.S. spacecraft, Ranger 7, on July 31, 1964, about 17 minutes before it successfully collided with the lunar surface. The Ranger missions helped with Apollo landing-site selection. (NASA/JPL)