Daily Archives: May 30, 2016

Surveyor 1 heads for soft moon landing 50 years ago this hour (May 30 1966)

Video: 'AC-10: Surveyor 1 launch (30.5.66)'

(Monday, May 30, 1966, 14:41:01 UTC/10:41:01 a.m. EDT)Surveyor 1, an unmanned spacecraft making the nation’s first attempt at a soft landing on the moon, streaked toward its target today with bullseye accuracy.

It carried a camera that will send thousands of pictures of the moon’s surface back to earth, if all does well.