Leg Pad, Lunar Lander, Surveyor, Mockup

Leg Pad, Lunar Lander, Surveyor, Mockup

     

This is a mock up one of the three landing legs for the Surveyor spacecraft mockup . Five Surveyor spacecraft successfully landed on the Moon during the period from May 30, 1966 to January 9, 1968. The overall objectives of the Surveyor program were to accomplish soft landings on the Moon, obtain data concerning temperature, chemical composition, and load-bearing characterisitics of the lunar soil in support of the Apollo program, televise high quality photographs of the lunar surface, and perform operations on the lunar surface that would contribute new scientific knowledge about the Moon.

Gift of Hughes Aircraft Company

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hughes Aircraft Co.

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Aluminum, Paint, Steel, Adhesive
Dimensions
Approximate: 12.7 x 195.58 x 30.48cm (5in. x 6ft 5in. x 1ft)

This is a mock up one of the three landing legs for the Surveyor spacecraft mockup . Five Surveyor spacecraft successfully landed on the Moon during the period from May 30, 1966 to January 9, 1968. The overall objectives of the Surveyor program were to accomplish soft landings on the Moon, obtain data concerning temperature, chemical composition, and load-bearing characterisitics of the lunar soil in support of the Apollo program, televise high quality photographs of the lunar surface, and perform operations on the lunar surface that would contribute new scientific knowledge about the Moon.

Gift of Hughes Aircraft Company

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hughes Aircraft Co.

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Aluminum, Paint, Steel, Adhesive
Dimensions
Approximate: 12.7 x 195.58 x 30.48cm (5in. x 6ft 5in. x 1ft)

ID: A19700129000