Lunar Orbiter

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Lunar Orbiter was the project that mapped the Moon in preparation for the Apollo landings.  A total of five Lunar Orbiters were flown to the Moon. They were built for NASA's Langley Research Center by Boeing and launched to the Moon on Atlas-Agena rockets. The first three orbited around the Moon's equator and provided detailed photographic coverage of the primary Apollo landing sites, including stereo images.


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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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