News America’s First Lunar Surveyor: 50 Years Later

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It was a rather simple though very reliable program. Using a solid braking booster for a short, precise high-G burn was quite bold, but it worked perfectly. Also the dawn of a long success-story for Atlas-Centaur program.
 

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It was a rather simple though very reliable program. Using a solid braking booster for a short, precise high-G burn was quite bold, but it worked perfectly. Also the dawn of a long success-story for Atlas-Centaur program.

On SURVEYOR 4 the solid fuel retro rocket exploded destroying the spacecraft......
 
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