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.