American Lunar Missions

23 Nov
2016
An oblique view of the crater Copernicus obtained by Lunar Orbiter 2 on November 23, 1966 which was dubbed "The Picture of the Century" by some in the press at the time. (NASA)
11 Oct
2016
The second Thor-Able 1 rocket being prepared to launch NASA's Pioneer 1 lunar orbiter. (NASA)
14 Aug
2016
NASA's Lunar Orbiter spacecraft shown without its thermal blankets installed. (NASA)
30 May
2016
The Surveyor lunar lander. (NASA)
26 Jan
2016
A model of the Block II Ranger built by JPL to attempt America's first lunar landing. (NASA/JPL)
27 Sep
2015
Atlas 20D with its Able upper stages before the launch of Pioneer P-3 on November 26, 1959. (USAF)
15 Sep
2015
NASA's Ranger Block I spacecraft served as a test bed for technologies used in JPL's Ranger and Mariner spacecraft. (NASA)
21 Mar
2015
View of Alphonsus returned from NASA's Ranger 9 lunar probe. (NASA/JPL)
2 Mar
2015
The explosion of Atlas-Centaur 5 after its launch attempt on March 2, 1965. (NASA)
17 Feb
2015
Model of Block III Ranger (NASA)
23 Nov
2014
Artist depiction of the deployment of the Apollo PFS. (NASA)
21 Aug
2014
Photo of the Chang'e-3 moon lander taken by the panoramic camera on the Yutu moon rover on December 22, 2013. (Xinhua)